Storms bring down trees, power lines in Macomb County

Posted at 5:39 AM, May 08, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-08 09:27:13-04

A storm system that hit Michigan and brought tornadoes to Southwest Michigan still hit metro Detroit, bringing trees down in Macomb County.

“I could hear the wind and the rain, and it seems like it came and then left … I’m shocked,” said one Macomb County resident.

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In Harrison Township, the storm snapped trees and even sent a tree crashing down onto a power line.

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There are some trees that have also fallen on top of cars.

DTE is reminding people to stay at least 25 feet away from a downed power line and use the DTE app or call them at 800-477-4747 to report the downed power line.

The company said there are about 5,700 power outages in the area, most of them in Macomb County.