Tuesday Storms Bring Power Outages And Downed Trees
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
UNDATED – A storm front moved through Southern Michigan late Tuesday afternoon, bringing heavy winds and rains, along with thunder and lightning.
The strong winds knocked down more trees, which did some damage to vehicles and buildings. The winds also brought down some power lines, causing electric service to be interrupted in both St. Joseph and Branch Counties. Sturgis lost electricity in some portions of the City because of a loss of power feed from a supplier. Power was restored just before 8 PM.
Consumer's Energy is reporting they still have customers in St. Joseph and Branch Counties without electric service. There are just under 40 St. Joseph County customers that don't have power. Consumers says they should be back on line by later today. In Branch County, Consumers say they have 665 customers that still don't have electricity. They should all be back to full service by tonight.
There have been postings on social media of a possible tornado that moved through areas in the northern part of St. Joseph County with this storm front. While there was some significant damage, the National Weather Service has not confirmed that it was a tornado.
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