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Windy day causing power outages; search for missing man in Ludington postponed
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Strong winds are creating some scattered power problems around West Michigan.

As of 4 p.m. Monday, Consumers Energy is reporting 2,615 outages in Kent County, 1,110 in Muskegon County, 713 in Ottawa County, and 370 in Allegan County.

Mecosta County has 1,268 outages, Manistee County has 985, Ionia County has 514, Newaygo County has 307, and Montcalm County has 226.

If you do encounter a downed power line Consumers Energy wants to remind you to stay away and call 911.

Meantime, the search for drowning victim, Anupam Bhattacharjee, was temporarily postponed this afternoon due to unsafe conditions created by the high winds exceeding 40 mph. He was swept into the lake Monday will walking on the North Pier.  Bhattacharjee was a visiting student from Bangladesh.  He was studying at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Search efforts began this morning at approximately 7:00 a.m. starting with a shoreline search.

The search started this morning around 9 a.m.  Muskegon County and Kent County Sheriff's Departments assisted with side scan solar equipment.

Authorities say shoreline searches will continue and the sonar searches will resume when conditions improve.

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