NWS Confirms Three Tornadoes in Michigan

 Monday, July 26, 2021


Thousands of customers are still without power after three tornadoes tore through Michigan over the weekend, leaving damage, debris and power outages across the Detroit area.

As of Monday morning, nearly 87,000 customers in remain without power in the state, according to Poweroutage.us. At the peak of the outage, more than 150,000 customers were affected.

The severe weather resulted in "significant damage to the electric infrastructure," utility DTE said on its website. "DTE teams are working around the clock to restore power after heavy rain and tornadoes ripped through southeast Michigan on Saturday," the utility said.

Crews were assessing damage and making repairs after the storm brought down more than 1,200 wires, according to DTE.

The National Weather Service (NWS) Detroit office confirmed at least three EF-1 tornadoes hit the area on Saturday in White Lake, Clayton Township and the city Armada, leaving damage and debris in their wake.