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STORMS-MICHIGAN
(2007-08-24)
(wgvu) - THUNDERSTORMS HAVE HIT MICHIGAN'S
LOWER PENINSULA FOR A SECOND DAY, SPAWNING A TORNADO AND BLACKING
OUT 275,000 ELECTRICITY CUSTOMERS.
A FUNNEL CLOUD TOUCHED DOWN IN MONTCALM COUNTY, ABOUT 50 MILES
NORTHEAST OF GRAND RAPIDS.
AUTHORITIES SAY IT DAMAGED SHEDS AND TOPPLED TREES BUT DIDN'T
HURT ANYONE.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS THE STORM DUMPED 1.7 INCHES OF
RAIN YESTERDAY IN BENTON HARBOR, 0.8 INCHES IN KALAMAZOO AND
0.7 INCHES IN DETROIT.
STORMS IN THE UPPER PENINSULA, STORMS DROPPED 3.6 INCHES OF RAIN
IN ESCANABA.
CMS AND DTE ENERGY SAY 167,000 OF 275,000 AFFECTED CUSTOMERS
REMAINED BLACKED OUT TONIGHT (THURSDAY).

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