Detroit: 4 Storms in 2 Days Leave 160K Without Power
11 months ago
Rough week for residents
Massive thunderstorms, intensified by high heat and humidity, have left at least 160,000 homes and businesses without power Thursday morning, according to Detroit News.
The DTE Energy Co. is scrambling to restore electricity to its clients, but spokesman Scott Simons said, "It's been a crazy couple of days for us. We've been hit with four storms in two days. At one point, we had 300,000 outages since Tuesday morning. We're checking on bringing in outside crews, but it's questionable if we can get any help or not because crews in other states are busy too."
High winds and hail snapped tree limbs on Wednesday, as lightning strikes were believed to have sparked two home fires.
And more severe weather is expected this afternoon and evening making the DTE's attempts that much more difficult.
Temperatures today are expected to reach the upper 90s to 100 degrees. This comes just one day after hitting a record-breaking high of 102.