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CHESTERFIELD TWP. (WWJ) - Residents in Macomb County have a big cleanup job ahead of them Wednesday, following big storms that rolled through town.

Mary Stover lives in a corner house behind Chesterfield Plaza off Gratiot in Chesterfield Township, where storms took down trees, a brick wall and her wooden privacy fence.

PHOTO GALLERY: Storm Damage In Chesterfield Township

Stover said when the storm blew through, it was like a house of cards that caved in.

“There’s some significant damage but, you know, we’re alive. I thank God that nobody was hurt. This means nothing if we don’t have our lives, so luckily nobody was hurt, thank God,” she said.

John Burke’s home escaped damage, but his neighbor wasn’t as lucky.

“Well, he’s got roof damage in the back of his house. The tree, he had the trailer back there and it landed on the trailer but it didn’t smash his garage, thankfully,” he said.

DTE Energy says most of the 29,000 customers without power should have it restored before Thursday.

Meantime, temperatures in the Metro Detroit region will be fluttering in the record-setting range on Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning in effect until 8 a.m. Thursday.

In extremely hot weather, health officials say everyone should take precautions and look for ways to stay cool.  In order to avoid heat illness, the Michigan Department of Community Health says use air conditioning whenever possible or spend time in an air-conditioned location, stay hydrated, and minimize direct exposure to the sun.  (More tips here).

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