What caused Michigan power outage? Over 10,000 people left without electricity

'A significant tornado impacted a subdivision south of the Detroit Radar. It had a Debris Ball at a point,' a Twitter user said


                            What caused Michigan power outage? Over 10,000 people left without electricity
More than 110,000 customers are without power after a series of severe storms and possible tornadoes tore through Michigan (Photo by Wes Frazer/ Getty Images)

In Michigan, more than 110,000 customers are without power after a series of severe storms and possible tornadoes tore through the state on Saturday, July 24 night.

As per DTE Energy's outage map, 110,510 customers were without power following the storm, with the outage area ranging from Lansing to Detroit, a 90-mile distance. The utility has 91 crews in the field, according to the website. According to Macomb County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Renee Yax, a suspected tornado touched down in Armada, Michigan. Armada is about 44 miles northeast of Detroit.

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The sheriff's department has units responding and is asking natives to avoid the area as severe storms are ongoing, Parts of eastern Michigan remain under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 pm. No injuries were reported but there have been reports of destruction to homes, and roads have been shut down due to collapsed trees. A tornado warning was in effect west of Detroit before 8.30 pm.

Brett Kast shared pictures from a tornado-affected site and wrote, "BREAKING: Tornado touches down in Armada, tearing the roof off this house. Sondra, who lives across the street, snapped this photo. She says so far everyone appears to be OK. @wxyzdetroit." One person tweeted, "2 likely significant tornadoes just occurred in Michigan, one strong tornado struck a subdivision south of KDTX and the other made a direct hit on the town of Armada. Good lord. #MIwx." Another one wrote, "A significant tornado impacted a subdivision south of the Detroit Radar. It had a Debris Ball at a point. At the same time as that, a significant tornado directly impacted the town of Armada. Before those two tornadoes, a significant tornado damaged a suburb west of Flint."



 



 



 

 

One person said, "Michigan just had one that knocked over trees and knocked power lines down." Another one said, "We got 4+ inches in Southeastern Michigan. Power outages too. Flood warnings all around. It was almost tornado like weather." Sharing pictures another one said, "There wams a tormnadome at my home tonight! Auntie Sarah has taken me to my Mama’s house to stay an grandhoo an fuzzhoo are staying. All trees down! Roof partly torn off! #ArmadaMichigan #tornado We are all safe."



 



 



 

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