Whenever bad weather strikes Michigan, Consumers Energy alerts residents of power outages. If you happen to become one of the unlucky folks, hunkering down in the dark, you may want to have the Consumers Energy Outage Map bookmarked on your mobile device.

By going to the Outage Map page of the Consumers Energy website, you can find the current outages in the state of Michigan, how many customers affected, cause of outage and estimated time of restoration.

Another great feature is that you can also report an outage.

You may want to grab this link now..before you're left in the dark.