Storms Kick Off July With Damaging Winds, Power Outages

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 1, 2014) — Two lines of strong to severe thunderstorms rolled through West Michigan Monday night, with the main damage coming just as the calendar flipped into the month of July overnight.

Wind gusts as high as 75 mph toppled trees and power lines, especially along and south of I-94 in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties.

As of 6:00 A.M., Consumers Energy reported 57,000 customers without power, in addition to more than 16,000 AEP customers and nearly 7,000 customers of Midwest Energy in southwest Michigan.

You can click here for the Consumers outage map, or click here for the I & M / AEP map.

Weather will dry out as we return to some sunshine Tuesday, with cooler and less humid air continuing to spill into the Great Lakes into the middle of the week.

You can always find the 7 Day Forecast on the Weather page.

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