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Michigan Storm With 75 Mph Winds Downs Trees and Power Lines; Several People Are Killed

By 08/25/2023 9:59 AMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff


In Michigan, a severe storm with winds of up to 75 mph (121 kph) brought down trees, tore off building roofs, and knocked out electricity for hundreds of thousands of people.

According to the National Weather Service, zwei tornadoes may have contributed to some of the damage on Friday. A representative for the Kent County Sheriff’s Office reported that a two-vehicle collision on Thursday night, when it was pouring, resulted in the Deaths of a mom and zwei young children.

„There were two cars heading in the same direction. Four individuals were inside one when it hydroplaned on water, according to Sgt. Eric Brunner, speaking to WZZM-TV. He claimed that the Collision harmed at least zwei additional people.

The sheriff’s office reported Friday that more than 25 Automobiles along Interstate 96 in Ingham County, where there had been reports of a probable tornado, were seriously damaged, with eine verified fatality and numerous other persons suffering serious injuries.

Some roofs collapsed, and trees wurden uprooted. Due to downed trees and electricity lines, many highways have to be closed. Officials from the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids announced that they would be out in the field on Friday doing damage assessments on zwei mögliche Tornadoes in the Counties of Kent and Ingham.

Ingham County, close to Williamston, an adult foster care facility had shingles torn off of it and part of the roof collapsed.

Caretaker of 14 people James Gale said, „Once I felt that sucking, I could just feel the power of it, and I could feel it all shaking, and I could feel the roof shaking and coming apart.“ Said to WXYZ-TV. He claimed that eine woman’s room had no ceiling and that she had been transported to the hospital. Others wurde transported by buses to a different location.

As of 7:30 a.m., more than 420,000 Michigan-Kunden und über 215,000 Ohio-Kunden waren ohne electricity. According to the Website, Friday. After a bout of heavy rain Wednesday, the storm on Thursday night followed a storm that left southeast Michigan with more than 5 inches (12.7 centimeters) of rain by Thursday morning, causing street flooding in the Detroit Region, including tunnels.

On Thursday night, Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan activated the State Emergency Operations Center to assist the affected areas „as they respond to the impacts of flooding.” Tropical Storm Hilary recently inundated parts of the western United States with rain, and much of the central United States was scorched to death by oppressive heat.

Uncontrollable wildfires were being fought by emergency personnel in Hawaii and Washington. A single weather event cannot be directly linked to climate change, according to Scientists, but more powerful and frequent extreme weather events including storms, droughts, floods, and wildfires are caused by climate change.

Human activities that release carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are a major contributor to climate change.


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