Severe thunderstorms and hail: on Michigan storm hit, which by the weekend will go to the North-West of the country

Wednesday, June 10, a strong storm struck the southeastern part of Michigan, having tumbled down trees, and the protesters in downtown Detroit fell under the hail with a diameter of 1 inch (2.54 cm), more than 300,000 state residents were left without electricity. About it writes USA Today.

Сильные грозы и град: на Мичиган обрушился шторм, который к выходным пойдет на Северо-Запад страны

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As at 20:00 on 10 June the company Consumers Energy reported that nearly 172 000 customers Boskalis without power, and DTE Energy announced that among its clients in the dark more than 184,000 customers. “Customer” represents one electric meter serving a home, apartment or business.

Suffered from outages and fallen trees the Eastern suburbs of Detroit, the Grosse Points, St. Clair shores, and Roseville — and the area Farmington hills and West Bloomfield.

Around 13:00 in Grosse Pointe was strong lightning and fallen trees.

Across the region, wind gusts exceeded 50 mph (80 km/h), and in Ann arbor were recorded wind speed exceeding 60 mph (96.5 km/h), according to the regional office of the National weather service in the village of white lake.

However, despite fears of weather forecasters, a tornado formed as the remains of tropical storm Cristobal swept North through Michigan to Canada. To 20:15 on 10 June, according to weather service meteorologist Trent Frey, most of the storm left Southeast Michigan.

With the possible flooding of the water Department of Detroit recommended:

  • avoid driving over standing water;
  • check the drains in the basement to make sure they are not clogged, if they are necessary, if water enters the basement;
  • clear leaves, trash and other debris on top and around the sewers, and make sure no objects, such as garbage and trash cans are not next;
  • during a pandemic, COVID-19 be sure to follow the recommendations of the CDC and the Department of health of Detroit.

DTE Energy has advised residents to take precautions in the event of a power outage — charge mobile devices and batteries, and are also encouraged to assemble an emergency kit including flashlights, candles, battery radio, food, bottled water and non-perishable foods.

Also, more than half a million customers were left without electricity in the Midwest broke out a severe thunderstorm after the remnants of tropical storm Cristobal was merged with another storm, writes FoxNews.

Center prediction storm (SPC) the National weather service (NWS) announced that on Wednesday there were 300 reports of damage from wind, centered over Michigan, northeastern Indiana, Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

Many cities reported winds approaching 70 mph (112 km/h), fallen trees and power lines damaged homes and businesses.

As of Thursday morning the website tracking blackouts showed more than 288 758 outages in Michigan 100 and 500 outages in Ohio.

In the Southeast district Sanilac (mi), the wind tore the roof off the Church. Strong winds also led to the flipping of two trucks on шоссе127 in the district of Gracia. A video of the Lagrange County (in) visible as the wind turns the truck. In Ohio, severe storms caused a partial destruction of the historic State theatre, Sandusky.

The theater, which opened in 1928, was closed because of the pandemic coronavirus. City officials said on Twitter that the building suffered “extensive damage” from the storms.

In addition to the destructive winds, the region was marked by heavy rains and hail up to 2 inches (5 cm).

The Department of transportation of the state of Indiana reported that after a rain some lanes of interstate highway 80/94 in Hammond have been flooded.

A cold front stretching from Maine to Florida, will bring the risk of heavy rain and thunderstorms on Thursday, June 11, to the East coast.

At the weekend the wet weather will continue in the Middle Atlantic and Southeast. Expected showers and thunderstorms in the coastal regions of the Carolinas (GA), and North Florida.

Storm weather to move into Northwest and Northern California on June 11, and by the weekend will reach Nevada.

Because of the low humidity and strong winds, fire danger remained high for parts of the Great basin and Southern plains.