Indiana Michigan Power has issued the following statement regarding power outages from Saturday’s high winds.
“October 21, 2018 10:00 a.m. Update
Crews have been hard at work since yesterday and we’ve made good progress. More than 12,000 customers have been restored from peak, including over 2/3 of affected customers in Indiana. Storms and high winds moved across all of I&M’s service territory yesterday afternoon and evening, with gusts exceeding 50 mph. Downed trees and limbs, as well as broken poles and downed wires caused widespread outages affecting approximately 31,200 customers at peak. Approximately 19,000 customers remain without power as of 9:15 a.m.
INDIANA: 3,700, down from 16,000
Allen County: 200
Delaware County: 450
Elkhart County: 1,000
LaPorte County: 550
Madison County: 100
Randolph County: 100
St. Joseph County: 1,200
Berrien County: 13,850
Cass County: 200
Van Buren County: 1,000”
I&M offered this information regarding its power restoration efforts in Michigan.
“Michigan Area Update
Approximately 15,000 customers remain out of power on 352 separate outages. Additional crews from out of state are en-route to assist. Customers will be restored gradually as crews work through each outage case, but due to the widespread damage we are advising to prepare to be without power for a few days. We will have more specific estimated restoration times available as we work through repairs. Please be aware of the hazards of a wind storm of this type. Downed wires should always be considered energized and dangerous. Keep away from them and anything they could be touching. Watch for wires down that could be touching fences or hidden under tree limbs or debris. Stay away and call us at 800-311-4634 to report any downed wires.
Customers can also report outages and check the latest restoration information for their account via our website ( IndianaMichiganPower.com/Outages ) or our new mobile app; search for Indiana Michigan Power in the App Store or Google Play to download it today.
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Police remind everyone to stay away from downed power lines. Report any downed power lines you see to I&M or 911.