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Power outages reported

Update: Statement as issued at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday by Indiana Michigan Power:

Two lines of storms passed through I&M’s service area on Monday night bringing with it wind gusts ranging from 60-70 miles per hour. This severe weather took down an abundant amount of trees and branches, power lines and utility poles which caused power outages for approximately 74,000 I&M customers.


Indiana & Michigan Total – 68,000

Indiana – 32,700

  • South Bend – 22,000
  • Elkhart – 4,000
  • Fort Wayne – 6,000
  • Avilla - 700
  • Michigan – 36,000
  • Three Rivers – 11,000
  • Buchanan– 7,000
  • New Buffalo – 1,000
  • Benton Harbor – 17,000

Crews are currently working to finalize assessing the extent of damage this storm has had on our equipment and tree crews are working to remove debris so that restoration work can move into full swing. Thus far, crews have found 64 poles, 27 crossarms and several transformers that will need replaced and it is likely that the number will continue to grow. Outside help from other utilities will begin to arrive this evening to assist in restoration efforts.

At this time, we do not have estimated restoration times but are confident we will have that information later in the evening.

There is an abundant amount of wire down. The public should consider all wires to be energized and should not go near any lines done.

To report a power outage or safety concern customers can call:

1-800-311-4634 (IN) or 1-800-311-6424 (MI)

Outages and safety hazards can also be reported via mobile device by visiting