Children’s Hospital of Michigan offered tips for families left in the dark.
The city of Detroit saw its share of storm damage, as the latest round of storms hitting metro Detroit leaves thousands without power.
Many utility companies across the nation have a mutual assistance program system set up for massive outages in their state.
The overnight storm was quick — but powerful — and as a result, the morning after — parts of Oakland County are littered with tree limbs, and there are thousands without power.
Crews are working to restore power to Michigan homes and businesses after winds gusting to 55 miles per hour left at least 202,000 without electrical service.
And once they finish getting the lights on for those 500 people left in the dark, local electrical workers plan to turn their attention to storm damage in other parts of the Midwest.
Strong winds, with gusts exceeding 50 mph, caused more than 300 power lines to come down.
During severe weather, fallen limbs and tree branches can create the majority of the power outages.
Strong winds in Metro Detroit Sunday afternoon have caused about 5,000 DTE customers to lose power.
DTE Energy sayid about 18,000 of its customers were without electricity Wedesday morming following winds and heavy rain.