‘Enhanced’ Potential For Tornadoes, Golf Ball-Sized Hail, Flash Flooding As Storms Strike Metro Detroit Monday
“It has the potential to be one of the stronger storms we’ve seen in a while.”
About 2,000 homes and businesses were without power at 6 p.m., mainly in western Wayne County.
“They actually act as our eyes and ears,” said Vicki Wolber, the Director of Emergency Management in Macomb County.
It hit just near the end of popular metro Detroit Labor Day event Arts, Beats & Eats, sending some scrambling for cover as torrents of rain fell and wind lashed booths.
Officials have confirmed two storm-related deaths in Michigan, raising to eight the toll from the heavy rain, powerful winds and tornadoes that formed across the region.
Damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph and a chance of tornadoes are possible on Sunday afternoon and evening in southeast Michigan.
Monroe County has implemented an Everbridge interactive communication and mass notification system as part of its emergency communications strategy.
Several tornadoes roll in from the prairie during evening rush to hit the Oklahoma City metro area days after last deadly storm.
About 24,000 homes and businesses lost power, and lightning is being blamed for a house fire.
Weather experts were trying to figure out Wednesday how many tornadoes touched down in southeastern Michigan.