County-Wide Power Outage

December 20th, 2012 at 9:52 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

   “THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF OSCEOLA COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. FOR OSCEOLA RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY THE COUNTY WIDE POWER OUTAGES…THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS PROVIDING SHELTER…FOOD…AND WATER SERVICES IN OSCEOLA AND WEXFORD COUNTIES. FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON DIRECTIONS…LOCATIONS AND AVAILABLE SERVICES…RESIDENTS SHOULD CONTACT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IN BIG RAPIDS AT 2 3 1 – 7 9 6 – 6 5 6 2.”     Bill adds, there are significant power outages in Wexford County as well.

12 Responses to “County-Wide Power Outage”

  1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    What happened?!?!

    1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      And what are height contours and troughs? I don’t understand them

    2. Katie in Kentwood says:

      Wind knocked out power

      1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

        It isn’t windy over here…

        1. Katie in Kentwood says:

          This is what Consumers Energy says:
          9:30 PM OUTAGE UPDATE:
          Approx. 18,600 customers are without service because of a powerful winter storm that continues to affect the state with high winds, rain and heavy wet snow.

          Customers remaining without service in the following counties: Benzie (539); Cheboygan (1,038); Clare (5,082); Crawford (1,553); Genesee (413); Gladwin (1,499); Grand Traverse (746); Isabella (720); Mecosta (358); Osceola (328); Otsego (403) and Roscommon (3,366).

          1,650 Consumers Energy and contract employees are working as safely and quickly as possible. 140 contract utility workers from Ohio and Indiana have arrived in Michigan and will be assisting with the restoration efforts, as well.

    3. Deb (Oklahoma City) says:

      Transformer explosion ????

      1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

        Really!

        1. Deb (Oklahoma City) says:

          Well I don’t know it’s just an idea

  2. Larry from Hastings/Barry Co says:

    Let’s hope and prayer we don’t have major poweroutage. Still looks like the wind will be our biggest threat.

  3. Marti B (Grandville area) says:

    Strange weather patterns indeed! Our weather has been so boring, no all of a sudden it’s going to get crazy!

    Bill – I am traveling with family to the Detroit area this Saturday morning…how will our drive be? Thanks!! :)

    1. fixxxer says:

      By crazy you mean still boring right?

      1. Brian(Grandville) says:

        LOL.

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