Severe thunderstorms Thursday night dumped heavy rains on areas of Metro Detroit, which was already dealing with flooding from Wednesday storms. High winds downed trees and power lines and contributed to hundreds of thousands of DTE customers losing power. The utility reports more than 253,000 customers were without power as of Friday afternoon.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has activated the states’ Emergency Operations Center to support communities in Southeast Michigan dealing with flooding.
Wayne County has declared a state of emergency in the hopes of freeing federal funds to help with the response.
The National Weather Service is sending survey teams to areas of Wayne and Monroe Counties that may have experienced tornadoes last night.
Other headlines for Aug. 25, 2023:
- The UAW has authorized a strike if they can’t reach an agreement with Detroit automakers by Sept. 14
- A new COVID-19 variant has appeared in Washtenaw County
- Michael Staley starts work as DDOT’s new interim executive director
- Clark Park will host a silent disco this Saturday from 4-8 p.m.
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