Strong winds cause power outages, lakeshore flooding

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Sunday was a wet and windy day across West Michigan

Peak wind speeds reached 68 mph in some areas, causing intense waves along Lake Michigan. Waves at the Ludington buoy peaked at 13.5 feet.

The National Weather Service issued lakeshore flood warnings for Allegan, Muskegon, Oceana, Ottawa and Van Buren counties until 1 a.m. Monday. A warning has been issued for Berrien County until 4 a.m. Monday.

Wind advisories been issued for most of West Michigan until 4 a.m. Monday

According to the Consumer’s Energy power outage map, 27,704 were without power across the state as of 5:20 a.m. Monday. The following West Michigan counties have more than 100 outages:

Allegan: 2,345
Barry: 1,064
Branch: 138
Calhoun: 2,190
Ionia: 936
Kalamazoo: 1,906
Kent: 1,420
Montcalm: 220
Ottawa: 747
Van Buren: 542

Storm Team 8 is tracking what’s coming our way. Stay with us for updates.

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