UPDATE (8/4/2022, 5:30 P.M.) – Around 59,133 Michiganders are without power Thursday evening after crews worked through the night to restore electricity.

According to Consumers Energy, around 35,000 Consumers customers are still without power. Before crews were able to restore power, over 91,000 Consumers customers were in the dark.

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Severe storms rolled through nearly all of lower Michigan Wednesday afternoon, knocking out power for as many as 153,000 people at one point.

That included over 1,000 Lansing-area Consumers Energy customers, around 1,167 people in the Laingsburg area, and about 1,100 customers in the Westchester Heights area.

Since then, power companies have begun restoring to some customers, but as of 1:45 p.m. Thursday, over 80,000 people in the state were still without power.

A majority of those are customers with Consumers Energy and DTE.

“We were prepared for the strong storms to hit our state and had crews in place to begin restoration as soon as it was safe to do so,” said Guy Packard, Consumers Energy’s Officer In Charge for today’s power restoration work. “We appreciate the patience of our friends and neighbors, and we are committed to working around the clock to get the lights back on for everyone who counts on us as quickly as we can.”

Storm damage in the Jackson area.

To view Consumers’ live map, click here.