(08/07/13) - Early morning storms in Mid-Michigan brought damage and power outages to our area.
A powerful line of storms started moving through a little before 5 Wednesday morning, leaving downed trees and power lines, and damaged buildings in its wake.
Northern Genesee County, southern Saginaw County and Shiawassee County were in the path of that bad weather.
Consumers Energy crews continue to make progress in restoring power.
As of noon Thursday, Consumers Energy reported between 900 and 1,000 customers still without power - most in Bay and Genesee Counties.
In Saginaw County, the numbers are down to less than 100 homes and business without power.
It's nearly the same story in Midland county.
All customers are expected to be back online by 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
A building damaged on the Mott Community College campus during the storm is now back open.
The RTC building suffered some heavy water damage. Two air-intake unit covers were blown off the roof, allowing water to pour into both the second and first floors.
Crews are working hard to clean up the mess. They are still calculating how much the damage will cost.
If you see a downed power line, please stay far away and report it to consumers.
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