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Heavy Rains Hit The Area, Limited Flooding, Damage

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DETROIT (WWJ) –  At the Chelsea Hospital a woman was wheeled out into the hallway hours after surgery as tornado sirens filled the air.

The woman had knee replacement surgery in the morning and by afternoon was one of many patients moved into the hallway for safety due to the tornado warnings.

Tornadoes, thunder, lightning and heavy rain. It was a little bit of everything Monday afternoon as severe weather passed through Southeastern Michigan.  National Weather Service could not confirm the reports of tornadoes near Dundee and Monroe as of early Tuesday morning.

No major damage was reported.

The storms produced heavy rain and  flash flood warnings were posted for northern Oakland and Livingston counties as well as southern Genesee and Shiawassee counties.

A flood warning means small creeks, streams and low lying areas including freeway underpasses could flood.

In Flint, record rainfall was reported. More than a inch of rain fell Monday afternoon breaking a record that was set in 1966.

Three-quarters of an inch hail was reported near Ypsilanti.

As the storms hit Wayne County, there were public address announcements at Metro Airport telling people to evacuate the stairwells and bathrooms. People at the airport say everyone remained calm and no one panicked.

If you were in an area which was hit by heavy rain and have a photo(s) you’d like to share – upload at YouReport.

There were minor reports of outages to DTE on Monday night.

Customers can report an outage, check on the status of an outage, and view our outage map, all from their smart phones. Customers also may call DTE Energy at (800) 477-4747 to report power outages or downed lines. We encourage customers to use our mobile website at dteenergy.com to report a power problem using the DTE Energy Outage Center app.

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