Cleanup continues in area

August 31, 2018

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PENTWATER — Storm cleanup continued on Thursday as many in Mason, Lake and Oceana counties are still without power.

“I think right now we probably have about a quarter of the power restored,” said Laude Hartrum, Pentwater Police chief. “We expected that will probably increase dramatically over the next day or so.”

Some businesses in downtown Pentwater were up and running on Thursday, but the power was spotty as many in both the village and township were still without electricity.

“The downtown has no internet as of 3 p.m. Thursday,” said Chris Brown, Pentwater village manager. “So it is difficult for businesses to process credit cards.”

Hartrum said that cable and internet was intermittent on Thursday, with crews working as fast as they could.

“The crews really cannot do a lot until after they get all the power cleaned-up,“ Hartrum said.

Tuesday evening’s winds downed trees, which caused major damage to homes, vehicles and powerlines.

“We have a lot of cleanup to do,” Hartrum said. “We have houses that were hit by downed trees, we have cars that have been crushed and roofs torn off. The usual things that you would expect with a storm like this.”

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