Nightside Report June 26, 2021: Severe weather alerts, State of Emergency declared due to flooding, thousands without power

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A tornado watch has been issued for the counties of Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Sanilac and St. Clair. (WDIV)

Metro Detroit neighborhoods impacted by floods, State of Emergency declared

DETROIT – Overnight storms caused flooding across Metro Detroit. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a State of Emergency due to the impact of the flooding Saturday.

Water covered roadways, swept away vehicles and created a devastating mess across Metro Detroit.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 893,949; Death toll now at 19,707

Tornado Watch issued for parts of Southeast Michigan

A Tornado Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service until 10 p.m. Saturday evening for southeast Michigan areas north of Eight Mile Road.

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4 Fast Facts

  • Floods caused major damage in Detroit’s Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood. Click here to read more.
  • Thunderstorm, flood and tornado warnings have been issued for Metro Detroit. Click here to read more.
  • City officials in Dearborn held a press conference Saturday afternoon to update residents on the city’s flood response. Click here to read more.
  • More than 37,000 DTE Energy customers across Metro Detroit are without power Saturday afternoon after strong storms passed through the area overnight. Click here to read more.

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