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Severe weather hits Michigan; Some damage reported

June 17, 2014
Associated Press

MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms packing high winds have been moving across Michigan's Lower Peninsula, knocking down trees and power lines.

The National Weather Service says storms hit Tuesday morning, with gusts hitting 46 miles per hour in Allegan County and 44 mph in Muskegon. It says a buoy in Lake Huron off Bay County measured a 40 mph gust Tuesday afternoon.

The weather service says high winds could develop later Tuesday and on Wednesday.

In Muskegon County, The Muskegon Chronicle reports that trees and power lines were downed in Muskegon, Fruitland and Laketon townships. A tree fell on one home, but no injuries were reported.

Meteorologists say the storms are producing strong winds, hail and heavy rain. Authorities are urging residents to take precautions if needed.



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