thunderstorms http://michiganradio.org en 37,000 without power after storms pound Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/37000-without-power-after-storms-pound-michigan <p>Overnight storms have left about 37,000 Michigan utility customers without power.<br /><br />DTE Energy spokesman Scott Simons says Thursday that 16,000 outages include 13,000 scattered customers and 3,000 in South Lyon and Lyon Township.<br /><br />Consumers Energy spokeswoman Debra Dodd tells MLive.com that nearly 21,000 of the Jackson-based company&#39;s statewide customers are blacked out. County outages include 2,900 in Bay, 3,300 in Genesee, nearly 2,700 in Gladwin, and more than 1,200 in Montcalm.<br /> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:38:39 +0000 The Associated Press 8447 at http://michiganradio.org 37,000 without power after storms pound Michigan PHOTOS: Dexter Tornado http://michiganradio.org/post/photos-dexter-tornado <p><em>Click on the photo to see more images.</em></p><p>People in Dexter gathered on the streets this morning to assess the damage from Thursday's tornado, and to help clean up the mess.</p><p>DTE trucks lined Central Street in Dexter as crews worked on power lines. Nearby Keri Romine, co-owner of Dexter Mill, says two structures were destroyed on her property.</p><p>On Wilson Street, at the Huron Farms subdivision, cleanup crews like the Statewide Disaster Restoration Mobile Command Center were on site. Across the street, two cars had been crushed by a collapsed roof.</p><p>Homeowner Ricke Stauffer says he estimates the damage to his home at $20,000 to $30,000. Shingles and siding were ripped from his house, windows were blown out and the deck in his backyard was torn off.</p><p>Employees of Busch’s grocery store in Dexter were in the neighborhood giving away bottles of water.</p><p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:37:46 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 6667 at http://michiganradio.org PHOTOS: Dexter Tornado Storms bring threat of more flooding to Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/storms-bring-threat-more-flooding-michigan <p>Another round of thunderstorms packing heavy rains has prompted flash flood warnings in Michigan&#39;s Lower<br />Peninsula.</p><p>The National Weather Service on Friday morning had flash flood warnings in effect in Barry, Eaton, Ingham and Allegan counties. Flood watches or advisories were in effect in other parts of southern Michigan.</p><p>The latest rains followed storms that moved through the state Thursday, bringing several inches of rain in places. Those storms left roadways under water and forced families from their homes.</p><p>The Lansing area was among those hard hit by Thursday&#39;s storms, with flooding prompting rescues and damaging homes. Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:49:34 +0000 The Associated Press 3520 at http://michiganradio.org 95,000 Consumers Energy customers left powerless by strong storms http://michiganradio.org/post/95000-consumers-energy-customers-left-powerless-strong-storms <p>It may take until Thursday before tens of thousands of people in west and central Michigan get their electricity back.&nbsp; Two strong storm fronts moved through the state today, packing powerful winds.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Terry Dedoes&nbsp;is a Consumers Energy spokesman.&nbsp; He says the utility is busy trying to restore electricity to 95 thousand Consumers Energy customers.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 20:33:40 +0000 Steve Carmody 3252 at http://michiganradio.org