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2015 Michigan Storms

  • Bucket View

    A bucket truck view of new lines (left) also shows electric cooperative vehicles parked near the storm-damaged home of a Cherryland ECmember. (Photo By: Cherryland EC)
  • Wind Damage

    This lakefront home in Great Lakes Energy’s service territory escaped damage from large trees that fell on the property. (Photo By: GREC)
  • Tangled Mess

    Trees that brought down co-op lines had to be cut to make space for line crews working to restore power to the home of a Cherryland EC member. (Photo By: Cherryland EC)
  • Clean Break

    Co-op poles were no match for trees more than three times their height, brought down by hurricane-force winds in Michigan, Aug. 2. (Photo By: GREC)
  • Shallow Roots

    Wind shears and downbursts clocked in excess of 90 mph were powerful enough to uproot trees in Michigan and rip power lines. (Photo By: Cherryland EC)
  • Clear Cutting

    Lineworkers and vegetation management crews had to clear rights-of-way in many areas before power could be restored to co-op members. (Photo By: GREC)
  • Huge Obstacles

    Don Press of Cloverland EC stands near the dislodged root system of a tree in Cherryland Electric Cooperative’s service territory. (Photo By: Cherryland EC)

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