DETROIT (WWJ) – Strong wind and rain cut power to thousands of people in metro Detroit –and knocked down trees across the area.
DTE says 105,000 homes and businesses are without power, throughout the thumb area, and including outages throughout Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.
WWJ Tipsters have also have reported trees down in parts of Milford and Royal Oak, near 12 Mile and Main Street.
Crews will be working throughout the night.
Meanwhile, authorities in the Upper Peninsula say a man died in a house fire they believe was caused by a lightning strike.
According to the Luce County sheriff’s office, emergency personnel were sent to Forrest Rank’s home in Lakefield Township early Thursday morning — only to find it engulfed in flames.
The 79-year-old man lived alone.
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