Intense wind brings down trees, causes mass power outages across Metro Detroit
METRO DETROIT – Strong winds Sunday brought down trees and caused mass power outages across Metro Detroit. MORE: Metro Detroit weather: Wind Advisory now in effectAs of 6:40 p.m. Sunday, more than 195,000 DTE customers are without power. The outages are spread across Metro Detroit with a large number near West Bloomfield. Ryan Stow, with DTE, said there have been about 1,000 downed power lines across Metro Detroit. DTE crews are assessing damage, and making repairs and restoring power, in areas where it is safe to do so.
Storms bring down trees, power lines across Metro Detroit
DETROIT Powerful storms came through Michigan Sunday, bringing town trees, power lines and even taking the roof off a fire station at Willow Run Airport. There were no reported injuries at Willow Run Airport. Damage is all over Metro Detroit -- in Washtenaw, Oakland and Macomb counties, even in Detroit. The storm caused a power surge on Detroits west side that lit a nearby business on fire. DTE Energy said the company has more than 300 workers busy as more than 100,000 customers have lost power.
Residents in Dexter work together to clean up damage from storms
DEXTER, Mich. Many residents of Dexter were busy Friday cleaning up from Thursday nights storms. Heavy rains and very high winds snapping trees and blowing them into homes. RELATED: Metro Detroit weather: Heat wave ends as rain and storm chances beginYou can find the DTE Outage Map here or on the DTE Energy app. You can watch Tim Pamplins full story above.
Grosse Pointe Woods residents work to repair damage after severe storms
GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. Severe storms marched across Southeast Michigan on Wednesday, bringing down trees, power lines, damaging homes and leaving thousands without power. READ: Severe storms wreak havoc across Southeast Michigan, leaving thousands without powerIn Grosse Pointe Woods there were seven fires and dozens of wires that had been knocked down because of the storms. At one home, a 100-year-old tree fell and basically caved in the roof of a home. On Thursday morning, the sound from thunder and sirens were replaced by the sound of roaring chainsaws and wood chippers. In some areas wires are still down and thousands are still without power.
Michigan communities help clean up after Wednesdays storms
GROSSE POINTE, Mich. A lot of people spent Thursday cleaning up the damage that was left behind after severe weather rolled through Metro Detroit. An estimated 227,000 DTE customers were left without power, but power is expected to be restored to everyone by Saturday. In Grosse Pointe, most of the neighborhoods had a few branches or limbs down, but some trees came down completely. Another tree, estimated to be about 100-years-old, grazed a nearby home. I just saw it all come down from my window and it was a simultaneous large burst of air that took down both of these tree limbs in a chain reaction," said Marybeth Nicholson.
Damage report: Powerful storm moves through Metro Detroit
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. All of southeast Michigan is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. on Wednesday. WATCH LIVE: Tracking radar, severe weather updates across Southeast MichiganThe main threat of severe weather is expected to last from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Southeast Michigan could experience high-end damaging wind gusts, which could reach up to 75 mph. READ: Tracking DTE power outages in SE Michigan on June 10, 2020Tim Pamplin is out tracking the impact from the storm and the damage it is leaving behind. Watch the full report from Local 4 News at 6 above -- and the report from Local 4 News at 5 below: