At least 1 dead after powerful storms rip through Metro Detroit
WXYZ.com Web Staff
9:51 AM, Jun 19, 2010
8:40 AM, Jun 20, 2010
(WXYZ) - At least 1 death is blamed on Friday night's powerful storms
that ripped through Metro Detroit.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department says a driver was
killed Friday when a tree fell into the middle of the road near
Strong winds also knocked down power lines leaving 100,000 homes
and businesses without electricity on Friday.
70,000 of them were in Oakland and Wayne counties. DTE
Energy says everyone should see their power restored by Monday.
A house in Scio Township was completely destroyed after being
hit by lightning. Everyone inside the home escaped without
A house in York Township was also hit by lightning and went up
in flames. Everyone inside the home escaped without
injuries. One firefighter was taken to the hospital after he
fell through the floor. He is expected to be ok.
In Whitmore Lake, a tree came crashing down on top a house
pinning down a homeowner. Resident rushed to pull him out and took
him to the hospital. His condition is unknown.