Strong Thunderstorms Batter Michigan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HADLEY, Mich. (AP) -- Severe thunderstorms have moved through southeast Michigan, leaving about 100,000 electrical customers without service.

The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm warnings for a half-dozen counties in the region Thursday afternoon, but canceled them several hours later. Tornado warnings were briefly in effect for Lapeer and Monroe counties, although forecasters did not confirm any tornadoes had touched down.

Flash flood warnings were issued for rivers and streams in much of Macomb and Oakland counties and southern Lapeer County.

DTE Energy Co. spokeswoman Lorie Kessler says about 100,000 customers lost power because of the storms, including 66,000 in Macomb County and 20,000 in Wayne County. She says service likely will be fully restored sometime Friday.

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