Detroit, other parts of Michigan, are hit hard; Ohio also sees heavy rain
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Severe thunderstorms swept across parts of Michigan, flooding streets and cutting power to hundreds of thousands of residents.
Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. said about 156,000 of its customers had no electricity as of 4 a.m. Thursday. In the Detroit area, DTE Energy Co. said about 30,000 of its customers were without power. A customer is considered a home or business, so the total number of people affected is several times greater than the total number of customers.
Water on freeways also disrupted the morning rush hour commute.