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High winds from Thursday morning storm leave damage in several counties

At one point nearly 5,000 Consumers Energy Customers were in the dark in Mason County and nearly 500 in Manistee.

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MANISTEE COUNT/MASON COUNTY, Mi. (WPBN/WGTU) - Thursday mornings storm left damage to several counties in it’s path.

“I just heard like a fright train coming own the street, the rain was actually horizontal not vertical and there was hail, I mean stuff was just flying everywhere,” said Manistee Resident, Luke Guzikowski who was sweeping the drains on the street Thursday morning.

The storm knocked down trees and power lines.

Manistee Blacker Airport reported winds as high as 68 miles per hour at 4:22 AM.

South of Manistee in Ludington was a similar scene.

Trees were laying on power lines and even a truck was holding up a telephone pole on M116 after it cracked and feel across the street.

Power companies worked around the clock to get the power back on.

At one point nearly 5,000 Consumers Energy Customers were in the dark in Mason County and nearly 500 in Manistee.

“At about 4 o’clock this morning they had a 65 mile an hour wind at the sSate Park,” said Andy Larr, Superintendent with Pere Marquette Public Works. “We definitely weren’t expecting anything that major but that’s why we had the standby generators guys on call to come in, like I said we started around 4:00 this morning moving the generator from spot to spot to keep things running.”

Right now we are told there hasn’t been any significant damages to any homes or vehicles that has been reported.


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