The storm knocked out power to thousands of customers. All of the city of Durand is without power, as are the villages of Byron, Gaines, Vernon and portions of Bancroft, Corunna, Morrice, Lennon, Flushing and Argentine Twp, Consumers Energy's outage map shows. Some customers can expect power to be restored late this evening, while Consumers projects the middle of the night for others. For some customers no estimated time of restoration has yet been determined.
Shortly after the storm passed, Sheriff Brian BeGole told media that the storm initially touched down on Tyrrell Road. The storm continued in a northeast direction toward Vernon. BeGole said officers, fire and EMS personnel are working together, grid searching a damage zone encompassing Morrice Road south to Lansing Road east to the Vernon area and west back to Morrice, and asks residents to stay off the roads and in their homes, especially in that area. He said there are multiple trees in roadways and lines down, and noted that not all downed lines have been located. So far there are no reports of injuries or fatalities.
A shelter for those displaced is being set up in the Corunna area and will be announced soon.
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