Thousands Lose Power in Mich. from Regional Storm

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- Strong wind and rain from a Midwestern storm has slammed into Michigan, knocking out power to thousands of people.

There are no immediate reports of injuries Sunday but Consumers Energy reports more than 85,000 customers without power, most of those in Kalamazoo and Kent counties. DTE Energy says 10,000 customers have lost electricity.

A tornado watch is posted until 8 p.m. EST for most of the Lower Peninsula. A watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado.

The National Weather Service also posted flood warnings in the northwestern Lower Peninsula after reports of 1 to 3 inches of rain.

The Grand Haven Tribune says a U.S. Coast Guard crew rushed to a Lake Michigan pier after getting a call about a person possibly in the water. There was no confirmation.


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