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Storms cross southern Michigan, black out 107,000 - Jun 28th, 2013 - State

— A wave of severe thunderstorms has passed across Michigan's Lower Peninsula, knocking down trees and power lines and blacking out about 107,000 homes and businesses.

A DTE Energy Company spokesman says about 100,000 of its customers were without electrical service Thursday night. Alejandro Bodipo-Memba says Pontiac was among the worst hit areas.

Police in Oakland County's Waterford Township near Pontiac were advising residents to stay off the streets Thursday night because of the storm damage.

CMS Energy Corporation says about 7,400 of its customers lost power in the storms.