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Man killed as storms move through Michigan

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GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (CNN) -

Authorities say a 72-year-old man has died after a tree fell on a home in western Michigan while severe thunderstorms moved across the state.

Grand Haven Public Safety Director Jeff Hawke tells WOOD-TV that the man died after the tree fell early Friday in Grand Haven, where winds around 90 mph were reported in the community along Lake Michigan. The Ottawa County sheriff's department says a woman at the home escaped.

Hawke says the death is under investigation.

Tom Donahue, who lives nearby, tells WZZM-TV the storm was extremely loud as it moved through. He says "It sounded like a jet engine, a jet plane, was parked on my deck."

The storms caused damage across Michigan, cutting out power to tens of thousands of customers as trees and power lines were knocked down.

>>Slideshow: Storm photos across Mid-Michigan<<

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