Severe Weather Causes Damage

By: News 10
By: News 10

Afternoon storms caused damage in eastern Ingham county, Thursday.
WILX.com found toppled trees and utility poles at 45 degree angles.

One long-time resident said its the worst storm she's seen in years.

The hardest hit area appears to be in the Williamstown and Webbervile areas.

The Ingham County Sheriff's Department issued a caution to drivers in the northeast areas of Williamstown Township and Locke Township due to numerous road hazards from broke trees and downed power lines.

The sheriff's department is asking motorists to show down and be more alert for hazards and crews out removing debris.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10PM Thursday for mid-Michigan.


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  • by Genie Location: Haslett on Jul 5, 2007 at 08:04 PM
    This is just insane to me; I work in Williamston and was there all day long. We were completely dumbfounded when we lost power around 1:30 pm. Now I found out it's due to storm damage--we had some clouds, but no rain and certainly no thunder or lightning! I didn't even notice winds!!
  • by Dawn Location: Delta Township on Jul 5, 2007 at 03:31 PM
    Yesterday (the 4h of July) the National Mall in Washington DC was evacuated because of a tornado threat. I lived in the DC area for 13 years, attended many 4th of July celebrations, and have an enormous respect for how efficient that must have been. There can be over 100,000 people - to put someplace in a very big hurry. Considering the current orange-cone situation in Downtown Lansing, if an emergency arose, where would those of us who work Downtown go, or if during an event such as Common Ground, does the City have an evacuation plan (to make us feel confident) that they will share with us, since the City has lots of plans the Mayor and Co. like to surprise us with. I think this is a critical issue, as I serve on my building Safety Plan Committee. What would the City do with those present in the Capitol/Grand-Shiawassee/Lenawee vicinity, if an emergency arose? I have asked this question before of the City and was told to "contact Michigan State Police". Blahblahblahhh Thank you for your attention to this very important issue.
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