River Road

Children paddleboard on a flooded section of Vista Drive in Bridgman Tuesday morning, Aug. 10. An overnight rain deluge of between 6 and 8 inches left behind widespread flooding and power outages in the community.

Indiana Michigan Power sent out the following at 1 p.m. Aug. 13:

Day 4: Indiana Michigan Power Crews Have Restored Service to 59,000

Customers Following Widespread Damage from Four Separate Storms.

• More than 90 percent of customers have been restored.

• Three Rivers, Mich. and Elk hart, Ind. are main focus for 1,000 employees in the field.

Working safely and efficiently, Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) and assistance crews have restored more than 1,800 customers since 9 a.m., bringing the total number of customers without service to less than 5,000. 
More than 1,000 employees continue to be focused on the hard-hit areas of Elkhart, Ind, and Three Rivers, Mich. These areas were significantly impacted Wednesday by the last round of severe storms.

Thanks to the safe and efficient efforts of 1,000 workers from I&M, AEP Ohio, Appalachian Power, the Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) and other assistance crews and contractors, a majority of customers saw their lights turn back on before their estimated restoration time, and crews are making steady progress for those still without service. The full contingent of crews remains hard at work, dedicated to restoring power for all customers. I&M employees, contractors and assistance crews will be working alongside the road and in neighborhoods, so please use caution while driving. 
Below are the estimated times of restoration. Customers are being informed of individual outages with more exact times:

• 90% of Elkhart area customers are estimated to be restored by 6 p.m. today.

• 90% of Three Rivers, Mich., area customers are estimated to be restored by 10 p.m. tonight. 
I&M understands the inconvenience of being without service, and appreciates the patience from customers. 
I&M encourages customers to use the Indiana Michigan Power app to report and monitor the status of any outage affecting your home or business IndianaMichiganPower.com/App. 
See the location and status of outages using our outage map at IndianaMichiganPower.com/OutageMap. 
For individuals who have lost food during this power outage there are resources available through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Individuals may call (844) 464-3447 for more information regarding this resource.

If residents are in need of help with clean-up they are requested to contact 2-1-1.

For individuals who have experienced damage due to the flooding the following link is available:

https://www.berriencounty.org/FormCenter/Emergency-Management-14/Report- Disaster-Damage-66.

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