Severe weather pounded Jackson leaving trees toppled over


JACKSON, MI (WLNS) – Severe weather hit Jackson last night. Although it was quick hitting, the storms left quite a bit of damage in its path . . . and as you can see behind me fallen trees were some of the biggest problems.

Tuesday night, Jackson firefighters had to rescue a woman and her two-year-old child when a tree fell on their car. Both survived.

It wasn’t just there. Storms affected most of the city including Jackson’s Summit Township.

Jackson resident Louis Mathias said, “looks like something massive went through sometime during the night and I’m just going to go in now and check and see if I got power back on because we were out of power last evening and all through the night.”

With a portion of the County still without power.

Consumers Energy Senior Public Informations Director  Brian Wheeler said, “we’ve had about 2,500 Jackson County homes and businesses that were without power mostly concentrated west of the city and south of the city. That’s where we’re doing the work right now because that’s where the biggest need is to get power back on.”

And, it may come back sooner rather than later.

“Work has been going on all throughout the night and into today. We’re expecting almost everyone to get their power back by the end of the day today. By midnight,” said Wheeler.

But, it may take a little longer for one person who felt the brunt of mother nature.

“I guess it just shows natures fury and the power of stuff but, you know it could have been a lot worse. It really wasn’t. Any damage other than the trees and things can be fixed. We’re happy nobody got hurt,” said Jackson Resident Tim Swedine.

Even though more storms might be possible tonight, Consumers Energy crews are ready to go.

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