Severe thunderstorms swept through southern Michigan and northwestern Ohio on Monday, leaving hundreds of thousands of homes without power and killing three people.
Among the dead was an 11-year-old boy who was swept away by sewage as the storm system spread to Arkansas.
mentioned site “mlive” More than 381,000 customers in Michigan were left without power on Tuesday after the thunderstorm reached 70 mph.
DTE Energy reported that 265,018 customers in the southeast of the state were left without power, while Consumer Energy said 116,085 customers were left without power.
Crews worked all night to restore power after the storm destroyed trees and power lines.
While all manifestations are important, our “catastrophic storm” threshold is 100,000 affected customers. It was twice that amount. We are still getting new reports of broken wires and damage. We work as quickly and safely as possible. Thank you for your patience.
— DTE_Energy (@DTE_Energy) August 30, 2022
Utility companies have urged to avoid power line outages as a 14-year-old girl was electrocuted in Monroe on Monday after touching a power line.
In addition, Bob Oravec, meteorologist for The National, said a series of storms that cleared by Monday evening produced winds of 60 to 80 mph in parts of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, resulting in Warnings Severe thunderstorms during the day.
The impact of the storm extended as far south as Arkansas, where heavy rainfall and flooding swept the upstate, said Joe Sellers, an expert with the National Weather Service.
Our area after yesterday’s storm in Michigan: pic.twitter.com/dtrc7NkAtZ
— Laura E. (@soulclaphands) August 30, 2022
Source: American media