More than 400,000 customers lose power in Michigan, Indiana

August 29, 2022 GMT

More than 400,000 customers across Michigan and Indiana lost power Monday, utilities reported, as severe thunderstorms packing winds as high as 60 mph hour (96 kilometers per hour) raked the region.

DTE Energy reported more than 231,000 customers without power, Consumers Energy reported more than 157,000 Michigan customers without service just after 7:30 p.m., Indiana Michigan Power Co. had more than 13,000 outages across the two states, and Northern Indiana Public Service Co. said about 24,000 of its customers were affected.

The National Weather Service said tree branches and power lines fell while winds gusted as high as 58 mph (93 kilometers per hour) at Battle Creek Executive Airport in Michigan and 60 mph (96 kilometers per hour) in Huntington, southwest of Fort Wayne.