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Residents across Michigan are without power following strong winds this morning


Gusts of wind exceeding 50 miles per hour Thursday morning knocked out power across the state, leaving close to 24,000 homes in the dark.

“So it's possible we could see more customers impacted by the storm. And we'll keep working till those customers are restored.” said Terry DeDoes who's with Consumers Energy. He says crews are working 16 hour shifts to restore power to residents.

DeDoes says power to most homes should be back by Thursday night.

As WKAR's Bilingual Latinx Stories Reporter, Michelle reports in both English and Spanish on stories affecting Michigan's Latinx community. Michelle is also the voice of WKAR's weekend news programs.