Articles tagged "michigan"

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Severe thunderstorms cause historic power outage across Michigan, U.S. - more than 900 000 homes without power

Two rounds of severe thunderstorms hit Michigan from Tuesday to Thursday, August 10 to 12, 2021. Strong winds and heavy rains brought by the storm decimated the power supply network, leaving more than 900 000 homes and businesses without power. Winds up to 110 km/h...

August 13, 2021

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Ice jam pushes St. Clair River to record levels, triggers devastating floods in Michigan, U.S.

Houses and main roads in southeastern St. Clair County, Michigan, were flooded on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, after ice jams pushed the St. Clair River to a record high of 176.3 m (578.5 feet). U.S. and Canadian coast guards have sent icebreaking ships to the St....

February 04, 2021

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The aftermath of catastrophic Edenville Dam collapse, Michigan

About 10 000 people living in the towns of Edenville, Sanford, and Midland in central Michigan were forced to evacuate on May 19, 2020, after days of heavy rainfall caused catastrophic failure of Edenville and Sanford dams. The National Weather Service (NWS) has...

June 09, 2020

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10 000 forced to evacuate amid 'catastrophic dam failures' in central Michigan

The Edenville and Sanford dams in central Michigan were breached on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, following days of heavy rainfall, forcing about 10 000 residents to evacuate. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued flash flood emergencies along the entire...

May 20, 2020

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Arctic air moves to Metro Detroit after record snowfall

After the snowiest January 18 in Detroit's history, with 17 cm (6.8 inches) recorded at Detroit Metro Airport, the region has moved to a cold stage as most parts of southeast Michigan plummeted into cool temperatures overnight, January 19, 2020. The snowfall...

January 20, 2020

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Ice storm hits Michigan, leaving 50 000 customers without power

An ice storm swept through parts of Michigan late Tuesday, February 5 into Wednesday, February 6, 2019, leaving nearly 50 000 Consumers Energy customers without power. The worst affected is Kent County with more than 25 000 outages, followed by Muskegon County with...

February 06, 2019

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Two casualties, more than 300 000 without power as high winds hit SE Michigan

Strong winds with gusts of nearly 113 km/h (70 mph) lashed through southeast Michigan on May 4, 2018. As of late evening, more than 300 000 customers were without power as crews started to assess the damage and make repairs. "We’ve had reports of trees...

May 05, 2018

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Bright fireball explodes over Michigan, USGS registers it as M2.0 earthquake

A very bright fireball illuminated the sky over Michigan, US at 01:11 UTC on January 17, 2018 (20:11 EST, January 16) and was followed by a sonic boom heard over a wide area. The USGS registered it as M2.0 earthquake just north of Detroit, Michigan. The American...

January 17, 2018

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Windstorm cuts power to more than 1 million in Michigan

More than 1 million utility customers in Michigan have lost power after a powerful windstorm swept through the state on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. As of early Thursday, some 857 000 were still in the dark. DTE Energy calls it the largest weather event in their...

March 09, 2017

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Heavy rainfall floods Detroit-Windsor region, US-Canada

In a very short period of time on September 29, 2016, a strong and slow-moving weather system dumped heavy rain on Detroit-Windsor region, international transborder agglomeration between the United States and Canada. Roads and houses were flooded in a matter of...

September 30, 2016

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Lead-contaminated water prompts a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan

President Obama declared a state of federal emergency for Flint, Michigan over lead-contaminated water, on January 16, 2016. Lead contamination is a potentially dangerous health hazard, as it can cause brain damage and other problems when ingested. The city has been...

January 18, 2016

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Historic rainfall records broken - Eastern U.S. deluge in numbers

In somewhat similar situation to major flooding in The Balkan Peninsula during May 2014 parts of American East experienced what some local officials call "unprecedented deluge" over the last couple of days when a slow-moving storm system dropped reco

August 15, 2014