DETROIT (TBEN) — Severe thunderstorms left more than 100,000 Michigan customers without power, utility companies reported Wednesday.
Consumers Energy’s power outage map showed that more than 79,000 customers were affected by 7:40 p.m., but dropped slightly to about 75,000 an hour later.
READ MORE: Missing Detroit teen Autumn Allen found safe, mom speaks out
The DTE Energy website showed more than 22,000 outages at the same time. That number has since risen to 26,000 as of 8:55 p.m. Wednesday night.
The outages followed high winds and rain as storms swept across much of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula in the late afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued many severe thunderstorm warnings.
READ MORE: Lions Rookie Hutchinson gets praise from teammates, coaches
Wind gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour were recorded statewide, including in Flint, Kalamazoo and Allegan. More than an inch of rain fell near Lansing, the weather service’s website showed.
Damage reports include downed power lines and falling trees and tree branches, including some over roads.
MORE NEWS: Two killed in plane crash near South Haven
© 2022 The Bharat Express News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.