Nearly 130,000 without power after possible tornado rocks Michigan

Nearly 130,000 without power after possible tornado rocks Michigan
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Nearly 130,000 homes in Michigan are without power after a possible tornado made landfall in the Detroit area late Saturday evening.

A little over 128,000 customers had no electricity as of Sunday afternoon, according to Poweroutage.us. At around 8 p.m., residents in Armada saw heavy winds, tree damage, and destruction to homes, WXYZ reported.

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"It appears there might have been a tornado. We have to wait for officials to make that determination," Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel told the local outlet. "There's a substantial amount of damage to businesses, houses, power lines down."

Winds as high as 88 mph were reported by meteorologists.

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The National Weather Service has arrived at the scene, alongside other emergency personnel, to survey damage and begin repairs as people are being directed out of the area. No injuries have been reported, though a few people were briefly trapped in homes.

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Original Author: Jake Dima

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