More than 10,000 customers are without power throughout Michiana after storms blew through the area late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
That number includes more than 6,000 Indiana Michigan Power customers, scattered throughout the region.
A transmission line serving four Midwest Energy Cooperative substations is down, leaving over 6,000 co-op members without power across Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph Counties in southwest Michigan.
The areas most heavily impacted include Niles, Cassopolis, Vandalia and Jones.
More than 800 NIPSCO Electric Power customers are also reported to be without power as of 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
Street crews working hard. Please keep these folks in your thoughts as they continue to clear the damage.
— Nick Shelton (@MayorShelton) March 1, 2017
In Dowagiac, damage was reported to several homes in the area of Willard and Clinton Street, as well as along 3rd Avenue, ABC 57 reported.
In the City of South Bend, standing water in the area of Michigan and Chippewa was reported after the first round of storms blew through late last night. That’s near the area where hundreds of homes were damaged by flooding last summer.
If you come across standing water in any roadways, police advise that you not drive through it. Instead, find an alternate route.
The threat of tornadoes frightened many residents as a storm capable of producing a tornado was tracked late Tuesday night as it passed over North Liberty, Lakeville, Mishawaka, Baugo Township, Dunlap and Middlebury.