Storms Black Out Michigan Homes, Businesses 8-20-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Storms Black Out Michigan Homes, Businesses 8-20-2010

Thunderstorms bringing winds gusting to 75 miles per hour have pushed through parts of Michigan, knocking down trees and power lines, damaging roofs and blacking out thousands of utility customers.
DTE Energy Co. spokesman Scott Simons said Friday about 64,000 customers remain without power after the storm blacked out 84,000 on Thursday. Most are in Macomb County, northeast of Detroit.
CMS Energy Corp. spokeswoman Debra Dodd said about 1,700 of its customers lost power.
Locally, Genesee County was the hardest hit area as 1,400 customers remain without power. That's down from about 2,000.
About 250 customers are also still without power in Saginaw County.
Officials said they hope to have all power restored by Friday afternoon.
The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings Thursday night, but no funnel clouds were confirmed and much of the damage appeared to be from straight-line winds.
Weather service officials are expected to survey damage on Friday.
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