Osceola County residents share photos of last week's storm damage

OSCELA COUNTY -- The storm that passed through Osceola County last week left a significant amount of damage in its wake.

Many residents suffered from down trees and limbs, which damaged homes, downed power lines and blocked streets.

In the immediate aftermath of the storm, in Osceola County, 45.6% of Consumers Energy customers were without power, and the areas of Hersey and Sears had more than 90% without electricity. Evart had 75% without power and Reed City had 42%, according to the Consumer's Energy outage map.

Emergency crews, some working long hours, spent several days cleaning up, clearing streets and restoring power to thousands of residents in the area.

During the power outages, communities came together to support one another, offering free food and water and a place to clean up and rest.

Residents were treated to free food from A Slow Smoke Shop, LLC, at the Osceola County Fairgrounds, courtesy of Consumers Energy.

In Reed City, the Church of the First Born was opened from 11a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with soup and sandwiches, offering a respite from the storm for residents. They also fed crews working around the clock to restore power. Reed City library provided internet service for residents in need.

In Evart, Foster's Market provided free meals to workers, and Gib's Super City opened their shower house to residents without access to electricity or water.