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Heavy rain rolled through Michiana overnight causing heavy flooding and power outages. During the storm, Bridgman received 7 inches of rain in three hours.

Indiana Michigan Power is working to restore power to more than 15,000 customers without service. A majority of the outages are in southwest Michigan.

I&M says a substation in Bridgman flooded, which means they must build a new line and re-route power to three substations that are also without power.

Customers will be without power throughout the day and into the evening.

OUTAGE NUMBERS (as of 11 a.m.):

MICHIGAN: Approximately 14,900

  • Benton Harbor/St. Joseph Area: 1,835
  • Buchanan/New Buffalo Area: 13,039
  • Three Rivers Area: 3

INDIANA: Approximately 400

  • South Bend/Elkhart Area: 180
  • Fort Wayne Area: 230

I&M encourages customers to use the Indiana Michigan Power app to monitor the status of any outage affecting your home or business. IndianaMichiganPower.com/App

You can sign up for text and email alerts on the app or at IndianaMichiganPower.com/Alerts

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