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.
DTE is just about done patching up the 302,000 power outages caused by severe storms that blew through the area last Sunday.
Power has been restored to more than a quarter of a million homes and businesses that were impacted by Sunday’s severe storms.
DTE Energy says 90 percent of those who lost power should be back on the grid by Wednesday night.