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March 8, 2021
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(wgvu) - About 179,000 homes and businesses in Michigan
are without power after several days of severe storms, including at
least three tornadoes.
The storms were responsible for the deaths of eight people.
Utility companies say it will be later this week before
electrical service is restored to all of their customers still
without power.
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado with
winds approaching 110 miles per hour hit Osceola County on Sunday,
and a tornado with peak winds estimated at 86 miles per hour hit
Eaton County and the Lansing area Sunday.
A tornado was confirmed by the weather service in the West
Branch area during Friday's storms.
About 145,000 customers of DTE Energy's Detroit Edison were
without electricity as of last night. CMS Energy says about 34,000
of its Consumers Energy electric customers were without service
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