Storms bring damaging winds, possible tornadoes to Michigan

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms brought heavy rain, high winds and possible tornadoes to parts of Michigan, damaging buildings and leaving tens of thousands without power.

No injuries were reported in the storms Wednesday evening.

The National Weather Service says a possible tornado was reported in the western Michigan city of Grand Rapids and emergency management officials in surrounding Kent County say several possible brief tornadoes were spotted on radar.

Firefighters evacuated a Grand Rapids apartment building after winds tore off the roof and damaged other nearby buildings.

Damage was reported in the communities of Lowell and Ada.

DTE Energy says about 65,000 of its customers were affected, with about 36,000 without power early Thursday. Consumers Energy says more than 50,000 of its customers were affected, with about 32,000 without power early Thursday.

by Associated Press (2019, Sept 12)

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