Utility crews are “working around the clock” to restore power for thousands of customers in Michigan following severe weekend storms. 

More than 87,000 customers throughout the state woke up without power Monday morning, according to PowerOutage.us. 

“Our crews are working around the clock to restore power and clean up damage from Saturday night’s storms,” DTE Energy tweeted Monday. “We understand being without power is frustrating.” 

The National Weather says tornadoes struck near Detroit and near Flint on Saturday evening. The two twisters traveled about 1.8 miles, reportedly knocking down trees and power lines, damaging homes and ripping the roof off of at least one business. 

At one point, DTE Energy reported nearly 135,000 customers in Oakland and Macomb counties had no service due to wind damage.

To help get customers back on track the utility company has more than 2,000 employees, contractors, and out-of-state support working in the field. 

Its goal is to restore power to 90{fd6aea7e6a2888742764af34ead608f2c3373b57bd8a17fe1f4135b900e329d6} of its customers by end of Monday, the company said. 

Armada, Michigan, resident Sondra VanCamp posted photos and videos of the extensive damage centered in the town.

“We are okay and very lucky. Here is all the damage I can get to, there is much more. It’s so surreal,” she wrote.

“The whole top of this building is gone,” she said in a video she took of a ripped-apart business. 

The business was closed at the time and no one was inside, WXYZ-TV Detroit reporter Brett Kast tweeted


No injuries were immediately reported in the storms, according to FOX 2 of Detroit. 

Other images shared on social media from Michigan gave an idea of the weather’s impact. 

“We just checked on all the neighbors and everybody is OK,” Armada resident Carrie Cercone told The Detroit News. “Our house and our yard are definitely not. Our fence is gone. Our son’s playset is gone. Our pool is gone. We just put it up.”


Tornado warnings were issued in several counties in Michigan, including Armada’s Macomb County, on Saturday but all had expired by Sunday morning, according to WDIV

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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