Severe storms claim 5 lives, thousands still without power

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The severe weather is being blamed for another death in West Michigan. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says a man drowned while tending to a drainage dam. The sheriff's department says they found the car of 67 year old John Pekich parked at 112th and Lake Michigan Drive. Perch took care of the dam and the department thinks he was tending ti because of the rising water. Diver's were called in and Perch's body was found downstream by diver's. STORM PHOTO GALLERY -
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Part 2 - Part 3 In Spring Lake a 27 year old man died Sunday afternoon when a tree fell onto his car. The man and his girlfriend were heading east on River Street when a tree limb fell crushing the roof of their vehicle. Police aren't sure what caused the branch to snap, but believe it was most likely brought down by the high winds. The female victim was taken to Holland Community Hospital with serious injuries. The two had just left a home a couple of blocks away when the accident happened. They had just finished lunch with family. When police arrived on the scene, witnesses say the woman was outside of the car screaming. Our newspaper partner, the Grand Haven Tribune reports that another tree fell on a house in the same area. Sunday afternoon's storm killed a woman in Northeast Ottawa County when a tree fell on her. Neighbors on Crockery Lake in Chester Township say the storm blew in within a matter of minutes, shortly after 2:00 p.m. There were heavy winds and a lot of rain in the area. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says a 53 year old woman on Crockery Shores Road went out to close the door of her pole barn because of the storm. That's when tragedy struck. Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says, "Just as she got across the street a fairly large diameter tree fell, struck the victim on the head. There were resuscitation efforts initiated by a neighbor. " The woman died at the scene a short time later. Her name has not yet been released, while her family is being notified. Emergency crews are responding to trees down across West Michigan. The Kent County Sheriff's Department says there are too many to count at this point. In Wyoming the heavy rain has caused flooding in the Ideal Park area near 54th and Division. A transformer also exploded knocking out power to a number of traffic lights. To the north in Newaygo trees are down in several locations including along Croton Road. Katie Westgape in Newaygo County says several trees fell down in their yard near M-82 and Cypress. US-31 at the I-196 split in Ottawa County remains closed northbound because of water over the road. The northbound traffic has been rerouted to M-40 through Holland City until further notice. The Ottawa County Health Department has also issued a 'no contact' warning for Macatawa Lake until further notice due to heavy rain. As of 10pm Sunday 134,000 Consumers Energy customers were still without electricity. Here are the numbers for West Michigan: Grand Rapids: 4,800, Allegan: 2,800, Greenville: 1,300, Big Rapids: 2,600, Zeeland: 250, Kalamazoo: 17,000. The majority of those without power are expected to be restored on Wednesday. However, people in the hardest hit and rural areas including Kalamazoo, may not receive electricity until Thursday. We have crews around the area and we will bring you continuing coverage on air and on wzzm13.com.

 

In Spring Lake a 27 year old man died Sunday afternoon when a tree fell onto his car. The man and his girlfriend were heading east on River Street when a tree limb fell crushing the roof of their vehicle. Police aren't sure what caused the branch to snap, but believe it was most likely brought down by the high winds. The female victim was taken to Holland Community Hospital with serious injuries. The two had just left a home a couple of blocks away when the accident happened. They had just finished lunch with family. When police arrived on the scene, witnesses say the woman was outside of the car screaming. Our newspaper partner, the Grand Haven Tribune reports that another tree fell on a house in the same area. Sunday afternoon's storm killed a woman in Northeast Ottawa County when a tree fell on her. Neighbors on Crockery Lake in Chester Township say the storm blew in within a matter of minutes, shortly after 2:00 p.m. There were heavy winds and a lot of rain in the area. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says a 53 year old woman on Crockery Shores Road went out to close the door of her pole barn because of the storm. That's when tragedy struck. Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says, "Just as she got across the street a fairly large diameter tree fell, struck the victim on the head. There were resuscitation efforts initiated by a neighbor. " The woman died at the scene a short time later. Her name has not yet been released, while her family is being notified. Emergency crews are responding to trees down across West Michigan. The Kent County Sheriff's Department says there are too many to count at this point. In Wyoming the heavy rain has caused flooding in the Ideal Park area near 54th and Division. A transformer also exploded knocking out power to a number of traffic lights. To the north in Newaygo trees are down in several locations including along Croton Road. Katie Westgape in Newaygo County says several trees fell down in their yard near M-82 and Cypress. US-31 at the I-196 split in Ottawa County remains closed northbound because of water over the road. The northbound traffic has been rerouted to M-40 through Holland City until further notice. The Ottawa County Health Department has also issued a 'no contact' warning for Macatawa Lake until further notice due to heavy rain. As of 10pm Sunday 134,000 Consumers Energy customers were still without electricity. Here are the numbers for West Michigan: Grand Rapids: 4,800, Allegan: 2,800, Greenville: 1,300, Big Rapids: 2,600, Zeeland: 250, Kalamazoo: 17,000. The majority of those without power are expected to be restored on Wednesday. However, people in the hardest hit and rural areas including Kalamazoo, may not receive electricity until Thursday. We have crews around the area and we will bring you continuing coverage on air and on wzzm13.com. In Spring Lake a 27 year old man died Sunday afternoon when a tree fell onto his car. The man and his girlfriend were heading east on River Street when a tree limb fell crushing the roof of their vehicle. Police aren't sure what caused the branch to snap, but believe it was most likely brought down by the high winds. The female victim was taken to Holland Community Hospital with serious injuries. The two had just left a home a couple of blocks away when the accident happened. They had just finished lunch with family. When police arrived on the scene, witnesses say the woman was outside of the car screaming. Our newspaper partner, the Grand Haven Tribune reports that another tree fell on a house in the same area. Sunday afternoon's storm killed a woman in Northeast Ottawa County when a tree fell on her. Neighbors on Crockery Lake in Chester Township say the storm blew in within a matter of minutes, shortly after 2:00 p.m. There were heavy winds and a lot of rain in the area. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says a 53 year old woman on Crockery Shores Road went out to close the door of her pole barn because of the storm. That's when tragedy struck. Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says, "Just as she got across the street a fairly large diameter tree fell, struck the victim on the head. There were resuscitation efforts initiated by a neighbor. " The woman died at the scene a short time later. Her name has not yet been released, while her family is being notified. Emergency crews are responding to trees down across West Michigan. The Kent County Sheriff's Department says there are too many to count at this point. In Wyoming the heavy rain has caused flooding in the Ideal Park area near 54th and Division. A transformer also exploded knocking out power to a number of traffic lights. To the north in Newaygo trees are down in several locations including along Croton Road. Katie Westgape in Newaygo County says several trees fell down in their yard near M-82 and Cypress. US-31 at the I-196 split in Ottawa County remains closed northbound because of water over the road. The northbound traffic has been rerouted to M-40 through Holland City until further notice. The Ottawa County Health Department has also issued a 'no contact' warning for Macatawa Lake until further notice due to heavy rain. As of 10pm Sunday 134,000 Consumers Energy customers were still without electricity. Here are the numbers for West Michigan: Grand Rapids: 4,800, Allegan: 2,800, Greenville: 1,300, Big Rapids: 2,600, Zeeland: 250, Kalamazoo: 17,000. The majority of those without power are expected to be restored on Wednesday. However, people in the hardest hit and rural areas including Kalamazoo, may not receive electricity until Thursday. We have crews around the area and we will bring you continuing coverage on air and on wzzm13.com. In Spring Lake a 27 year old man died Sunday afternoon when a tree fell onto his car. The man and his girlfriend were heading east on River Street when a tree limb fell crushing the roof of their vehicle. Police aren't sure what caused the branch to snap, but believe it was most likely brought down by the high winds. The female victim was taken to Holland Community Hospital with serious injuries. The two had just left a home a couple of blocks away when the accident happened. They had just finished lunch with family. When police arrived on the scene, witnesses say the woman was outside of the car screaming. Our newspaper partner, the Grand Haven Tribune reports that another tree fell on a house in the same area. Sunday afternoon's storm killed a woman in Northeast Ottawa County when a tree fell on her. Neighbors on Crockery Lake in Chester Township say the storm blew in within a matter of minutes, shortly after 2:00 p.m. There were heavy winds and a lot of rain in the area. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says a 53 year old woman on Crockery Shores Road went out to close the door of her pole barn because of the storm. That's when tragedy struck. Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says, "Just as she got across the street a fairly large diameter tree fell, struck the victim on the head. There were resuscitation efforts initiated by a neighbor. " The woman died at the scene a short time later. Her name has not yet been released, while her family is being notified. Emergency crews are responding to trees down across West Michigan. The Kent County Sheriff's Department says there are too many to count at this point. In Wyoming the heavy rain has caused flooding in the Ideal Park area near 54th and Division. A transformer also exploded knocking out power to a number of traffic lights. To the north in Newaygo trees are down in several locations including along Croton Road. Katie Westgape in Newaygo County says several trees fell down in their yard near M-82 and Cypress. US-31 at the I-196 split in Ottawa County remains closed northbound because of water over the road. The northbound traffic has been rerouted to M-40 through Holland City until further notice. The Ottawa County Health Department has also issued a 'no contact' warning for Macatawa Lake until further notice due to heavy rain. As of 10pm Sunday 134,000 Consumers Energy customers were still without electricity. Here are the numbers for West Michigan: Grand Rapids: 4,800, Allegan: 2,800, Greenville: 1,300, Big Rapids: 2,600, Zeeland: 250, Kalamazoo: 17,000. The majority of those without power are expected to be restored on Wednesday. However, people in the hardest hit and rural areas including Kalamazoo, may not receive electricity until Thursday. We have crews around the area and we will bring you continuing coverage on air and on wzzm13.com. In Spring Lake a 27 year old man died Sunday afternoon when a tree fell onto his car. The man and his girlfriend were heading east on River Street when a tree limb fell crushing the roof of their vehicle. Police aren't sure what caused the branch to snap, but believe it was most likely brought down by the high winds. The female victim was taken to Holland Community Hospital with serious injuries. The two had just left a home a couple of blocks away when the accident happened. They had just finished lunch with family. When police arrived on the scene, witnesses say the woman was outside of the car screaming. Our newspaper partner, the Grand Haven Tribune reports that another tree fell on a house in the same area. Sunday afternoon's storm killed a woman in Northeast Ottawa County when a tree fell on her. Neighbors on Crockery Lake in Chester Township say the storm blew in within a matter of minutes, shortly after 2:00 p.m. There were heavy winds and a lot of rain in the area. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says a 53 year old woman on Crockery Shores Road went out to close the door of her pole barn because of the storm. That's when tragedy struck. Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says, "Just as she got across the street a fairly large diameter tree fell, struck the victim on the head. There were resuscitation efforts initiated by a neighbor. " The woman died at the scene a short time later. Her name has not yet been released, while her family is being notified. Emergency crews are responding to trees down across West Michigan. The Kent County Sheriff's Department says there are too many to count at this point. In Wyoming the heavy rain has caused flooding in the Ideal Park area near 54th and Division. A transformer also exploded knocking out power to a number of traffic lights. To the north in Newaygo trees are down in several locations including along Croton Road. Katie Westgape in Newaygo County says several trees fell down in their yard near M-82 and Cypress. US-31 at the I-196 split in Ottawa County remains closed northbound because of water over the road. The northbound traffic has been rerouted to M-40 through Holland City until further notice. The Ottawa County Health Department has also issued a 'no contact' warning for Macatawa Lake until further notice due to heavy rain. As of 10pm Sunday 134,000 Consumers Energy customers were still without electricity. Here are the numbers for West Michigan: Grand Rapids: 4,800, Allegan: 2,800, Greenville: 1,300, Big Rapids: 2,600, Zeeland: 250, Kalamazoo: 17,000. The majority of those without power are expected to be restored on Wednesday. However, people in the hardest hit and rural areas including Kalamazoo, may not receive electricity until Thursday. We have crews around the area and we will bring you continuing coverage on air and on wzzm13.com.

In Spring Lake a 27 year old man died Sunday afternoon when a tree fell onto his car. The man and his girlfriend were heading east on River Street when a tree limb fell crushing the roof of their vehicle. Police aren't sure what caused the branch to snap, but believe it was most likely brought down by the high winds. The female victim was taken to Holland Community Hospital with serious injuries. The two had just left a home a couple of blocks away when the accident happened. They had just finished lunch with family. When police arrived on the scene, witnesses say the woman was outside of the car screaming. Our newspaper partner, the Grand Haven Tribune reports that another tree fell on a house in the same area. Sunday afternoon's storm killed a woman in Northeast Ottawa County when a tree fell on her. Neighbors on Crockery Lake in Chester Township say the storm blew in within a matter of minutes, shortly after 2:00 p.m. There were heavy winds and a lot of rain in the area. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says a 53 year old woman on Crockery Shores Road went out to close the door of her pole barn because of the storm. That's when tragedy struck. Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says, "Just as she got across the street a fairly large diameter tree fell, struck the victim on the head. There were resuscitation efforts initiated by a neighbor. " The woman died at the scene a short time later. Her name has not yet been released, while her family is being notified. Emergency crews are responding to trees down across West Michigan. The Kent County Sheriff's Department says there are too many to count at this point. In Wyoming the heavy rain has caused flooding in the Ideal Park area near 54th and Division. A transformer also exploded knocking out power to a number of traffic lights. To the north in Newaygo trees are down in several locations including along Croton Road. Katie Westgape in Newaygo County says several trees fell down in their yard near M-82 and Cypress. US-31 at the I-196 split in Ottawa County remains closed northbound because of water over the road. The northbound traffic has been rerouted to M-40 through Holland City until further notice. The Ottawa County Health Department has also issued a 'no contact' warning for Macatawa Lake until further notice due to heavy rain. As of 10pm Sunday 134,000 Consumers Energy customers were still without electricity. Here are the numbers for West Michigan: Grand Rapids: 4,800, Allegan: 2,800, Greenville: 1,300, Big Rapids: 2,600, Zeeland: 250, Kalamazoo: 17,000. The majority of those without power are expected to be restored on Wednesday. However, people in the hardest hit and rural areas including Kalamazoo, may not receive electricity until Thursday. We have crews around the area and we will bring you continuing coverage on air and on wzzm13.com. In Spring Lake a 27 year old man died Sunday afternoon when a tree fell onto his car. The man and his girlfriend were heading east on River Street when a tree limb fell crushing the roof of their vehicle. Police aren't sure what caused the branch to snap, but believe it was most likely brought down by the high winds. The female victim was taken to Holland Community Hospital with serious injuries. The two had just left a home a couple of blocks away when the accident happened. They had just finished lunch with family. When police arrived on the scene, witnesses say the woman was outside of the car screaming. Our newspaper partner, the Grand Haven Tribune reports that another tree fell on a house in the same area. Sunday afternoon's storm killed a woman in Northeast Ottawa County when a tree fell on her. Neighbors on Crockery Lake in Chester Township say the storm blew in within a matter of minutes, shortly after 2:00 p.m. There were heavy winds and a lot of rain in the area. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says a 53 year old woman on Crockery Shores Road went out to close the door of her pole barn because of the storm. That's when tragedy struck. Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says, "Just as she got across the street a fairly large diameter tree fell, struck the victim on the head. There were resuscitation efforts initiated by a neighbor. " The woman died at the scene a short time later. Her name has not yet been released, while her family is being notified. Emergency crews are responding to trees down across West Michigan. The Kent County Sheriff's Department says there are too many to count at this point. In Wyoming the heavy rain has caused flooding in the Ideal Park area near 54th and Division. A transformer also exploded knocking out power to a number of traffic lights. To the north in Newaygo trees are down in several locations including along Croton Road. Katie Westgape in Newaygo County says several trees fell down in their yard near M-82 and Cypress. US-31 at the I-196 split in Ottawa County remains closed northbound because of water over the road. The northbound traffic has been rerouted to M-40 through Holland City until further notice. The Ottawa County Health Department has also issued a 'no contact' warning for Macatawa Lake until further notice due to heavy rain. As of 10pm Sunday 134,000 Consumers Energy customers were still without electricity. Here are the numbers for West Michigan: Grand Rapids: 4,800, Allegan: 2,800, Greenville: 1,300, Big Rapids: 2,600, Zeeland: 250, Kalamazoo: 17,000. The majority of those without power are expected to be restored on Wednesday. However, people in the hardest hit and rural areas including Kalamazoo, may not receive electricity until Thursday. We have crews around the area and we will bring you continuing coverage on air and on wzzm13.com. In Spring Lake a 27 year old man died Sunday afternoon when a tree fell onto his car. The man and his girlfriend were heading east on River Street when a tree limb fell crushing the roof of their vehicle. Police aren't sure what caused the branch to snap, but believe it was most likely brought down by the high winds. The female victim was taken to Holland Community Hospital with serious injuries. The two had just left a home a couple of blocks away when the accident happened. They had just finished lunch with family. When police arrived on the scene, witnesses say the woman was outside of the car screaming. Our newspaper partner, the Grand Haven Tribune reports that another tree fell on a house in the same area. Sunday afternoon's storm killed a woman in Northeast Ottawa County when a tree fell on her. Neighbors on Crockery Lake in Chester Township say the storm blew in within a matter of minutes, shortly after 2:00 p.m. There were heavy winds and a lot of rain in the area. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says a 53 year old woman on Crockery Shores Road went out to close the door of her pole barn because of the storm. That's when tragedy struck. Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says, "Just as she got across the street a fairly large diameter tree fell, struck the victim on the head. There were resuscitation efforts initiated by a neighbor. " The woman died at the scene a short time later. Her name has not yet been released, while her family is being notified. Emergency crews are responding to trees down across West Michigan. The Kent County Sheriff's Department says there are too many to count at this point. In Wyoming the heavy rain has caused flooding in the Ideal Park area near 54th and Division. A transformer also exploded knocking out power to a number of traffic lights. To the north in Newaygo trees are down in several locations including along Croton Road. Katie Westgape in Newaygo County says several trees fell down in their yard near M-82 and Cypress. US-31 at the I-196 split in Ottawa County remains closed northbound because of water over the road. The northbound traffic has been rerouted to M-40 through Holland City until further notice. The Ottawa County Health Department has also issued a 'no contact' warning for Macatawa Lake until further notice due to heavy rain. As of 10pm Sunday 134,000 Consumers Energy customers were still without electricity. Here are the numbers for West Michigan: Grand Rapids: 4,800, Allegan: 2,800, Greenville: 1,300, Big Rapids: 2,600, Zeeland: 250, Kalamazoo: 17,000. The majority of those without power are expected to be restored on Wednesday. However, people in the hardest hit and rural areas including Kalamazoo, may not receive electricity until Thursday. We have crews around the area and we will bring you continuing coverage on air and on wzzm13.com. In Spring Lake a 27 year old man died Sunday afternoon when a tree fell onto his car. The man and his girlfriend were heading east on River Street when a tree limb fell crushing the roof of their vehicle. Police aren't sure what caused the branch to snap, but believe it was most likely brought down by the high winds. The female victim was taken to Holland Community Hospital with serious injuries. The two had just left a home a couple of blocks away when the accident happened. They had just finished lunch with family. When police arrived on the scene, witnesses say the woman was outside of the car screaming. Our newspaper partner, the Grand Haven Tribune reports that another tree fell on a house in the same area. Sunday afternoon's storm killed a woman in Northeast Ottawa County when a tree fell on her. Neighbors on Crockery Lake in Chester Township say the storm blew in within a matter of minutes, shortly after 2:00 p.m. There were heavy winds and a lot of rain in the area. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says a 53 year old woman on Crockery Shores Road went out to close the door of her pole barn because of the storm. That's when tragedy struck. Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says, "Just as she got across the street a fairly large diameter tree fell, struck the victim on the head. There were resuscitation efforts initiated by a neighbor. " The woman died at the scene a short time later. Her name has not yet been released, while her family is being notified. Emergency crews are responding to trees down across West Michigan. The Kent County Sheriff's Department says there are too many to count at this point. In Wyoming the heavy rain has caused flooding in the Ideal Park area near 54th and Division. A transformer also exploded knocking out power to a number of traffic lights. To the north in Newaygo trees are down in several locations including along Croton Road. Katie Westgape in Newaygo County says several trees fell down in their yard near M-82 and Cypress. US-31 at the I-196 split in Ottawa County remains closed northbound because of water over the road. The northbound traffic has been rerouted to M-40 through Holland City until further notice. The Ottawa County Health Department has also issued a 'no contact' warning for Macatawa Lake until further notice due to heavy rain. As of 10pm Sunday 134,000 Consumers Energy customers were still without electricity. Here are the numbers for West Michigan: Grand Rapids: 4,800, Allegan: 2,800, Greenville: 1,300, Big Rapids: 2,600, Zeeland: 250, Kalamazoo: 17,000. The majority of those without power are expected to be restored on Wednesday. However, people in the hardest hit and rural areas including Kalamazoo, may not receive electricity until Thursday. We have crews around the area and we will bring you continuing coverage on air and on wzzm13.com.

 

In Spring Lake a 27 year old man died Sunday afternoon when a tree fell onto his car. The man and his girlfriend were heading east on River Street when a tree limb fell crushing the roof of their vehicle. Police aren't sure what caused the branch to snap, but believe it was most likely brought down by the high winds. The female victim was taken to Holland Community Hospital with serious injuries. The two had just left a home a couple of blocks away when the accident happened. They had just finished lunch with family. When police arrived on the scene, witnesses say the woman was outside of the car screaming. Our newspaper partner, the Grand Haven Tribune reports that another tree fell on a house in the same area. Sunday afternoon's storm killed a woman in Northeast Ottawa County when a tree fell on her. Neighbors on Crockery Lake in Chester Township say the storm blew in within a matter of minutes, shortly after 2:00 p.m. There were heavy winds and a lot of rain in the area. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says a 53 year old woman on Crockery Shores Road went out to close the door of her pole barn because of the storm. That's when tragedy struck. Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says, "Just as she got across the street a fairly large diameter tree fell, struck the victim on the head. There were resuscitation efforts initiated by a neighbor. " The woman died at the scene a short time later. Her name has not yet been released, while her family is being notified. Emergency crews are responding to trees down across West Michigan. The Kent County Sheriff's Department says there are too many to count at this point. In Wyoming the heavy rain has caused flooding in the Ideal Park area near 54th and Division. A transformer also exploded knocking out power to a number of traffic lights. To the north in Newaygo trees are down in several locations including along Croton Road. Katie Westgape in Newaygo County says several trees fell down in their yard near M-82 and Cypress. US-31 at the I-196 split in Ottawa County remains closed northbound because of water over the road. The northbound traffic has been rerouted to M-40 through Holland City until further notice. The Ottawa County Health Department has also issued a 'no contact' warning for Macatawa Lake until further notice due to heavy rain. As of 10pm Sunday 134,000 Consumers Energy customers were still without electricity. Here are the numbers for West Michigan: Grand Rapids: 4,800, Allegan: 2,800, Greenville: 1,300, Big Rapids: 2,600, Zeeland: 250, Kalamazoo: 17,000. The majority of those without power are expected to be restored on Wednesday. However, people in the hardest hit and rural areas including Kalamazoo, may not receive electricity until Thursday. We have crews around the area and we will bring you continuing coverage on air and on wzzm13.com. In Spring Lake a 27 year old man died Sunday afternoon when a tree fell onto his car. The man and his girlfriend were heading east on River Street when a tree limb fell crushing the roof of their vehicle. Police aren't sure what caused the branch to snap, but believe it was most likely brought down by the high winds. The female victim was taken to Holland Community Hospital with serious injuries. The two had just left a home a couple of blocks away when the accident happened. They had just finished lunch with family. When police arrived on the scene, witnesses say the woman was outside of the car screaming. Our newspaper partner, the Grand Haven Tribune reports that another tree fell on a house in the same area. Sunday afternoon's storm killed a woman in Northeast Ottawa County when a tree fell on her. Neighbors on Crockery Lake in Chester Township say the storm blew in within a matter of minutes, shortly after 2:00 p.m. There were heavy winds and a lot of rain in the area. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says a 53 year old woman on Crockery Shores Road went out to close the door of her pole barn because of the storm. That's when tragedy struck. Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says, "Just as she got across the street a fairly large diameter tree fell, struck the victim on the head. There were resuscitation efforts initiated by a neighbor. " The woman died at the scene a short time later. Her name has not yet been released, while her family is being notified. Emergency crews are responding to trees down across West Michigan. The Kent County Sheriff's Department says there are too many to count at this point. In Wyoming the heavy rain has caused flooding in the Ideal Park area near 54th and Division. A transformer also exploded knocking out power to a number of traffic lights. To the north in Newaygo trees are down in several locations including along Croton Road. Katie Westgape in Newaygo County says several trees fell down in their yard near M-82 and Cypress. US-31 at the I-196 split in Ottawa County remains closed northbound because of water over the road. The northbound traffic has been rerouted to M-40 through Holland City until further notice. The Ottawa County Health Department has also issued a 'no contact' warning for Macatawa Lake until further notice due to heavy rain. As of 10pm Sunday 134,000 Consumers Energy customers were still without electricity. Here are the numbers for West Michigan: Grand Rapids: 4,800, Allegan: 2,800, Greenville: 1,300, Big Rapids: 2,600, Zeeland: 250, Kalamazoo: 17,000. The majority of those without power are expected to be restored on Wednesday. However, people in the hardest hit and rural areas including Kalamazoo, may not receive electricity until Thursday. We have crews around the area and we will bring you continuing coverage on air and on wzzm13.com. In Spring Lake a 27 year old man died Sunday afternoon when a tree fell onto his car. The man and his girlfriend were heading east on River Street when a tree limb fell crushing the roof of their vehicle. Police aren't sure what caused the branch to snap, but believe it was most likely brought down by the high winds. The female victim was taken to Holland Community Hospital with serious injuries. The two had just left a home a couple of blocks away when the accident happened. They had just finished lunch with family. When police arrived on the scene, witnesses say the woman was outside of the car screaming. Our newspaper partner, the Grand Haven Tribune reports that another tree fell on a house in the same area. Sunday afternoon's storm killed a woman in Northeast Ottawa County when a tree fell on her. Neighbors on Crockery Lake in Chester Township say the storm blew in within a matter of minutes, shortly after 2:00 p.m. There were heavy winds and a lot of rain in the area. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says a 53 year old woman on Crockery Shores Road went out to close the door of her pole barn because of the storm. That's when tragedy struck. Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says, "Just as she got across the street a fairly large diameter tree fell, struck the victim on the head. There were resuscitation efforts initiated by a neighbor. " The woman died at the scene a short time later. Her name has not yet been released, while her family is being notified. Emergency crews are responding to trees down across West Michigan. The Kent County Sheriff's Department says there are too many to count at this point. In Wyoming the heavy rain has caused flooding in the Ideal Park area near 54th and Division. A transformer also exploded knocking out power to a number of traffic lights. To the north in Newaygo trees are down in several locations including along Croton Road. Katie Westgape in Newaygo County says several trees fell down in their yard near M-82 and Cypress. US-31 at the I-196 split in Ottawa County remains closed northbound because of water over the road. The northbound traffic has been rerouted to M-40 through Holland City until further notice. The Ottawa County Health Department has also issued a 'no contact' warning for Macatawa Lake until further notice due to heavy rain. As of 10pm Sunday 134,000 Consumers Energy customers were still without electricity. Here are the numbers for West Michigan: Grand Rapids: 4,800, Allegan: 2,800, Greenville: 1,300, Big Rapids: 2,600, Zeeland: 250, Kalamazoo: 17,000. The majority of those without power are expected to be restored on Wednesday. However, people in the hardest hit and rural areas including Kalamazoo, may not receive electricity until Thursday. We have crews around the area and we will bring you continuing coverage on air and on wzzm13.com.

 

In Spring Lake a 27 year old man died Sunday afternoon when a tree fell onto his car. The man and his girlfriend were heading east on River Street when a tree limb fell crushing the roof of their vehicle. Police aren't sure what caused the branch to snap, but believe it was most likely brought down by the high winds. The female victim was taken to Holland Community Hospital with serious injuries. The two had just left a home a couple of blocks away when the accident happened. They had just finished lunch with family. When police arrived on the scene, witnesses say the woman was outside of the car screaming. Our newspaper partner, the Grand Haven Tribune reports that another tree fell on a house in the same area. Sunday afternoon's storm killed a woman in Northeast Ottawa County when a tree fell on her. Neighbors on Crockery Lake in Chester Township say the storm blew in within a matter of minutes, shortly after 2:00 p.m. There were heavy winds and a lot of rain in the area. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says a 53 year old woman on Crockery Shores Road went out to close the door of her pole barn because of the storm. That's when tragedy struck. Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says, "Just as she got across the street a fairly large diameter tree fell, struck the victim on the head. There were resuscitation efforts initiated by a neighbor. " The woman died at the scene a short time later. Her name has not yet been released, while her family is being notified. Emergency crews are responding to trees down across West Michigan. The Kent County Sheriff's Department says there are too many to count at this point. In Wyoming the heavy rain has caused flooding in the Ideal Park area near 54th and Division. A transformer also exploded knocking out power to a number of traffic lights. To the north in Newaygo trees are down in several locations including along Croton Road. Katie Westgape in Newaygo County says several trees fell down in their yard near M-82 and Cypress. US-31 at the I-196 split in Ottawa County remains closed northbound because of water over the road. The northbound traffic has been rerouted to M-40 through Holland City until further notice. The Ottawa County Health Department has also issued a 'no contact' warning for Macatawa Lake until further notice due to heavy rain. As of 10pm Sunday 134,000 Consumers Energy customers were still without electricity. Here are the numbers for West Michigan: Grand Rapids: 4,800, Allegan: 2,800, Greenville: 1,300, Big Rapids: 2,600, Zeeland: 250, Kalamazoo: 17,000. The majority of those without power are expected to be restored on Wednesday. However, people in the hardest hit and rural areas including Kalamazoo, may not receive electricity until Thursday. We have crews around the area and we will bring you continuing coverage on air and on wzzm13.com. In Spring Lake a 27 year old man died Sunday afternoon when a tree fell onto his car. The man and his girlfriend were heading east on River Street when a tree limb fell crushing the roof of their vehicle. Police aren't sure what caused the branch to snap, but believe it was most likely brought down by the high winds. The female victim was taken to Holland Community Hospital with serious injuries. The two had just left a home a couple of blocks away when the accident happened. They had just finished lunch with family. When police arrived on the scene, witnesses say the woman was outside of the car screaming. Our newspaper partner, the Grand Haven Tribune reports that another tree fell on a house in the same area. Sunday afternoon's storm killed a woman in Northeast Ottawa County when a tree fell on her. Neighbors on Crockery Lake in Chester Township say the storm blew in within a matter of minutes, shortly after 2:00 p.m. There were heavy winds and a lot of rain in the area. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says a 53 year old woman on Crockery Shores Road went out to close the door of her pole barn because of the storm. That's when tragedy struck. Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says, "Just as she got across the street a fairly large diameter tree fell, struck the victim on the head. There were resuscitation efforts initiated by a neighbor. " The woman died at the scene a short time later. Her name has not yet been released, while her family is being notified. Emergency crews are responding to trees down across West Michigan. The Kent County Sheriff's Department says there are too many to count at this point. In Wyoming the heavy rain has caused flooding in the Ideal Park area near 54th and Division. A transformer also exploded knocking out power to a number of traffic lights. To the north in Newaygo trees are down in several locations including along Croton Road. Katie Westgape in Newaygo County says several trees fell down in their yard near M-82 and Cypress. US-31 at the I-196 split in Ottawa County remains closed northbound because of water over the road. The northbound traffic has been rerouted to M-40 through Holland City until further notice. The Ottawa County Health Department has also issued a 'no contact' warning for Macatawa Lake until further notice due to heavy rain. As of 10pm Sunday 134,000 Consumers Energy customers were still without electricity. Here are the numbers for West Michigan: Grand Rapids: 4,800, Allegan: 2,800, Greenville: 1,300, Big Rapids: 2,600, Zeeland: 250, Kalamazoo: 17,000. The majority of those without power are expected to be restored on Wednesday. However, people in the hardest hit and rural areas including Kalamazoo, may not receive electricity until Thursday. We have crews around the area and we will bring you continuing coverage on air and on wzzm13.com.

 

In Spring Lake a 27 year old man died Sunday afternoon when a tree fell onto his car. The man and his girlfriend were heading east on River Street when a tree limb fell crushing the roof of their vehicle. Police aren't sure what caused the branch to snap, but believe it was most likely brought down by the high winds. The female victim was taken to Holland Community Hospital with serious injuries. The two had just left a home a couple of blocks away when the accident happened. They had just finished lunch with family. When police arrived on the scene, witnesses say the woman was outside of the car screaming. Our newspaper partner, the Grand Haven Tribune reports that another tree fell on a house in the same area. Sunday afternoon's storm killed a woman in Northeast Ottawa County when a tree fell on her. Neighbors on Crockery Lake in Chester Township say the storm blew in within a matter of minutes, shortly after 2:00 p.m. There were heavy winds and a lot of rain in the area. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says a 53 year old woman on Crockery Shores Road went out to close the door of her pole barn because of the storm. That's when tragedy struck. Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says, "Just as she got across the street a fairly large diameter tree fell, struck the victim on the head. There were resuscitation efforts initiated by a neighbor. " The woman died at the scene a short time later. Her name has not yet been released, while her family is being notified. Emergency crews are responding to trees down across West Michigan. The Kent County Sheriff's Department says there are too many to count at this point. In Wyoming the heavy rain has caused flooding in the Ideal Park area near 54th and Division. A transformer also exploded knocking out power to a number of traffic lights. To the north in Newaygo trees are down in several locations including along Croton Road. Katie Westgape in Newaygo County says several trees fell down in their yard near M-82 and Cypress. US-31 at the I-196 split in Ottawa County remains closed northbound because of water over the road. The northbound traffic has been rerouted to M-40 through Holland City until further notice. The Ottawa County Health Department has also issued a 'no contact' warning for Macatawa Lake until further notice due to heavy rain. As of 10pm Sunday 134,000 Consumers Energy customers were still without electricity. Here are the numbers for West Michigan: Grand Rapids: 4,800, Allegan: 2,800, Greenville: 1,300, Big Rapids: 2,600, Zeeland: 250, Kalamazoo: 17,000. The majority of those without power are expected to be restored on Wednesday. However, people in the hardest hit and rural areas including Kalamazoo, may not receive electricity until Thursday. We have crews around the area and we will bring you continuing coverage on air and on wzzm13.com.

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