Storm damage and power outages linger in Muskegon County

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MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. -- Powerful storms toppled trees and knocked out several power lines Wednesday night in parts of Muskegon County.

Some in Norton Shores even thought it was a tornado that touched down.

"I swear to you I didn`t even know it hit my house," said Sandi Lindsey, referring to a giant tree branch that landed on her freshly painted porch. "There was so much going on with the booming and the transmitters going off."

Lindsey was thankful that everything damaged in the storm can be fixed. Just a few houses down from her, lightning had sparked a fire in a garage.

Consumers Energy estimates over 21,000 people lost power in the storm, prompting them to work around the clock. They even brought out their mobile storm unit to help; a one-stop shop for everything their workers need to restore power to downed areas.

There are some parts of Muskegon County - primarily in the Norton Shores area - still in the dark. Consumers Energy estimates power will be restored to everyone in the region by 4 p.m. Friday.

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