By The Numbers: Consumer's bringing out-of-state help to assist in power restoration
KALAMAZOO, Mich. —
UPDATE at 9 p.m. -- Newschannel 3 has learned Consumer's Energy is bringing in help from three states, including West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio, to assist in the power restoration after outages are plaguing the state of Michigan, leaving just over 16,000 without power as of 9 p.m. on Saturday evening.
Mike Krafcik reports workers are planning to arrive at the headquarters in Jackson, Michigan tomorrow for training before being dispersed to the appropriate areas in need of assistance.
A full list of West Michigan outages by county are listed below, which will be updated continuously as the outages continue.
West Michigan is currently experience outages that are affecting over 20,000 customers statewide as of 12 p.m., according to a representative of Consumer's Energy.
The energy company said that at 4 a.m., around 32,300 customers were experiencing outages due to a storm that is sweeping across the state, but were able to knock that number down to 23,700 as of noon.
Below is a by-county chart of customers being affected, per the Consumer's Energy Outage Map (all outages were updated as of 11 p.m. on April 15):
- ALLEGAN COUNTY: 402 out of 48,211 customers affected
- BARRY COUNTY: 199 out of 26,350 customers affected
- CALHOUN COUNTY: 4,936 out of 57,538 customers affected
- EATON COUNTY: 3,270 out of 28,503 customers affected
- IONIA COUNTY: 362 out of 20,895 customers affected
- JACKSON COUNTY: 1,528 out of 71,344 customers affected
- KALAMAZOO COUNTY: 23 out of 107,881 customers affected
- KENT COUNTY: 42 out of 260,194 customers affected
- OTTAWA COUNTY: 106 out of 72,278 customers affected
- VAN BUREN COUNTY: 15 out of 7,612 customers affected
Consumer's Energy reminds those who spot downed power lines to stay away and immediately call 1 (800) 477-5050 or 911.