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Outage Update 6/14/2022

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) crews have restored nearly 3,000 customers after last night’s severe storms caused widespread outages. Approximately 37,800 customers are without power as of 11 a.m., down from a peak of 40,700.

 

About 450 I&M personnel and contractors are working across northeast Indiana and southwest Michigan, with an additional 450 mutual assistance personnel on the way to help get the lights – and the air conditioning – back on for our customers and communities. Winds up to 98 mph – the wind speed of a category 2 hurricane – caused many trees and limbs to fall, breaking utility poles, damaging equipment and taking down power lines. Crews have found more than 60 broken or damaged poles as they continue to assess the widespread damage. The number of fallen trees is also hampering restoration efforts, as in some places crews must clear trees from roads just to access equipment to begin repairs.

 

 

APPROXIMATE OUTAGE COUNTS AND ESTIMATED RESTORATION TIMES (ETRs): Outage Count

 

MICHIGAN

Benton Harbor Area

2,660

8 p.m. Wednesday

Buchanan Area

560

8 p.m. Wednesday

Three Rivers Area

4,680

11 p.m. Wednesday

INDIANA

South Bend Area

400

6 p.m. Today

Elkhart Area

200

6 p.m. Today

Avilla Area

2,450

3 p.m. Wednesday

Decatur Area

2,530

11 p.m. Wednesday

Fort Wayne Area

24,250

11 p.m. Thursday


Customer can check the status of their outage by signing up for alerts, downloading the AEP app, or by visiting our website.