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Windy Storm Causes Outages

Last night 60 Mph wind gusts downed power lines and trees alike, leaving Consumers Energy to pick up the damages. 134,800 people were effected by dozens of downed power lines that Consumers crews are still actively working on restoring. 
It is anticipated that most of the effected customers will not have their power restored until late Wednesday. As of this morning, 94,000 people are still affected by the damages. 
Mason County came out relatively unscathed; LDN reported earlier in the day, wires were down in the area of Fisher Road east of Jebavy Drive, setting a tree on fire about 4:30 PM.  
Great Lakes Energy is reporting just 11 people without power in Mason County. Manistee County had 760 outages reported by Consumers.  If you are without power you can call Consumers at 1-800-477-5050.
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Waterfront Park Welcomes Another "Dont Miss" Act This Weekend

Did you miss 'The Eagles' tribute band last week? Well you have a second chance to catch another "grade A" performance this Saturday at the Waterfront Park in Downtown Ludington.

The Beatles tribute band 'Britians Finest' is one of the best Beatles tribute band in the country and possibly the world. Based out of Hollywood California, the band not just performs flawless renditions of classic Beatles, but the off the cuff humor and cheeky banter will leave you with what is sure to be a very special performance.

Weather is looking to be perfect so get down to the Waterfront Parks Rhythm and Dunes concert sponsored by West Shore Bank. They are scheduled to take the stage at 7pm.

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Wildfire Warnings Through The Weekend

Current weather conditions have the Michigan DNR releasing wildfire warnings.

Michigan sees an average of about 600 wildfires annually. Currently, strong winds, low humidity, dryness, and high heat have set the danger level at “high to very high” chances for fires statewide. This year has already seen an abnormally high number of wildfires according to the DNR; nearly 300 wildfires have already been recorded this year, while last year only about 150 had been recorded by this time.

The DNR is not allowing burn permits at this time, but campfires are still legal. If you are going to have a fire or grill-out, be sure all embers are COMPLETELY extinguished before left unattended. The DNR want to remind people that 9 out of 10 wildfires are humanly preventable. 

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