Storms knock out power to more than 100,000 across Michigan

August 3, 2022 GMT

DETROIT (AP) — Severe thunderstorms left more than 100,000 customers across Michigan without power, utilities reported Wednesday.

Consumers Energy’s power outage map showed more than 79,000 customers were affected as of 7:40 p.m.

The DTE Energy website showed more than 22,000 outages at the same.

The outages followed high winds and rain as storms swept across much of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula in the late afternoon. The National Weather Service issued many severe thunderstorm warnings.

Wind gusts topping 50 mph (80 kilometers per hour) were recorded across the state, including in Flint, Kalamazoo and Allegan. More than 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) inch of rain fell near Lansing, the weather service website showed.

Damage reports included downed power lines and fall trees and tree branches, including some across roads.