October 20, 2014
9:26 am
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Storm in Shelby Twp courtesy of Mike Schreiber via National Weaher Service

STORM SYSTEM BRINGS DAMAGE TO LOCAL AREA


Southern Saint Clair County became part of the bull's-eye for the latest round of severe weather over the weekend. Saturday evening’s storms struck areas like Marine City, Saint Clair, Algonac and Ira Township. A swath of damage was noted all the way across to lake Michigan in a narrow band that was for the most part just north of M-59 according to National Weather Service Forecaster Brian Tilley.  Thousands were still without power Monday morning.  Several homes were damaged with shingles gone, siding ripped off and in a few instances trees and limbs having fallen on them.  The power outage meant the closing of senior centers in Marine City, the Washington Life Center, and the Algonac Meal Site.  More power outages were reported as winds whipped up to over 40-miles per hour although a "High Wind Warning" from the National Weather Service gave fears of up to 60 mile per hour winds. A big change in the weather is in the offing as the mercury drops to 14 by Tuesday night with snow in the forecast too.  An inch or more is possible. A bit of a rebound can be expected toward the end of the week with temperatures back In the 50’s.  Meanwhile flooding is a concern in much of Michigan with warnings posted for the Tittabawassee River at Midland and the Cass River at Frankenmuth.  A Flood Watch was posted for areas north of I-69 including Huron and Sanilac counties.


Hail near Durand Saturday from the National Weather Service and Mike Kovalchick
 
 
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