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.
Multiple power lines were brought down by heavy winds. One home was hit by a fallen tree.
Plans are in the works to repair a leaning church steeple along I-75, months after officials contemplated taking it down for safety.
Oak Barrel Party shop on M-24 lost power — but opened up the shop because they have a generator.