About 41,000 homes and businesses remain without power Tuesday morning — down from a high of 375,000 outages.
Friday’s storm packed quite a punch, with wind gusts of more than 75 miles an hour and nickel-size hail.
DTE officials reported that up to 129,000 homes and businesses are without power, with the number of outages expected to grow until the storms move out of the area.
Representatives of FEMA continue their work on the ground in Metro Detroit, assessing the damage done from last month’s record rainfall and flooding.
DTE says about 10,000 of its 165,000 affected customers remain powerless Thursday afternoon, the majority in Wayne County.
The storms brought 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts that knocked down trees and power lines and blacked out about 169,000 electricity customers.
Powerful thunderstorms hit the Detroit area Tuesday, and while it was nothing like last week’s historic downpour, it was enough to cause damage in several areas.
As of Tuesday evening, DTE Energy had restored power to about 171,000 of the customers impacted by the high winds and lightning that hit southeast Michigan Sunday afternoon.
“It was just a beautiful sunny day and then the next thing you know, everything broke loose …”
Forecaster Brian Meade said Monday that the tornado was high in the weather service’s EF-1 range.