Severe Thunderstorm Leave More than 100,000 Consumers Without Energy in Michigan

A serious thunderstorm left more than 100,000 customers across Michigan without power, utilities reported Wednesday.

Consumers Energy’s power outage map displayed more than 79,000 customers were affected as of 7:40 PM.

The DTE Energy website displayed more than 22,000 outages during the same.

The outages followed rain and high winds as storms swept much of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula in the late afternoon. As a result, the Weather Service (NWS) issued severe various thunderstorm warnings.

Wind gusts crossing 50 mph were recorded across the state, including in Flint, Kalamazoo, and Allegan. In addition, the weather service website informed that more than one inch of rain fell near Lansing.

Damage reports also comprised disconnected power lines and fall trees of tree branches, including some across roads.