Michigan Hit by More Rounds of Severe Storms

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Additional rounds of severe thunderstorms moving across Michigan knocked out power and brought heavy rains that caused road flooding.

tungsten shot of a bolt of lightning hitting the ground

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Additional rounds of severe thunderstorms moving across Michigan knocked out power and brought heavy rains that caused road flooding.

Utilities say more than 60,000 homes and businesses lost power Wednesday morning, including 40,000 DTE Energy customers in southeastern Michigan and 20,000 Consumers Energy customers.

DTE says about 32,000 of its customers were without power around midday, but it expects additional outages as storms continue. Most of about 3,500 Lansing Board of Water & Light customers that lost power got it back.

Wednesday's storms were accompanied by spectacular lightning. They came a day after a funnel cloud briefly touched down in the northern Lower Peninsula, damaging buildings and vehicles.

The National Weather Service says Tuesday's tornado hit Hale, an unincorporated community in Iosco County's Plainfield Township. There were no reported injuries.


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