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Severe storms cause damage in parts of Mid-Michigan

A round of severe thunderstorms brought large hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain to parts of the area on Saturday and it caused some damage.
Some tree damage in Ovid, Michigan on Saturday, June 12.
Some tree damage in Ovid, Michigan on Saturday, June 12.(Stephen Szulborski)
Updated: Jun. 13, 2021 at 8:32 AM EDT
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MID-MICHIGAN, Mich. (WJRT) - A round of severe thunderstorms brought large hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain to parts of the area on Saturday and it caused some damage.

Most of the severe weather happened in Clinton and Shiawassee counties. There were also reports of hail and tree damage in Gladwin and Midland counties.

According to reports from the National Weather Service, up to baseball-sized hail fell in the Ovid area with many other reports from half-dollar to golf ball-sized hail in Shiawassee County. Storms also brought tree and power line damage to the Lainsburg area.

Further north in Midland County, the county’s central dispatch reported trees down near Shaffer and N. Waldo roads in the northern part of the county.

Storms also brought hail to Gladwin County.

As of early Sunday morning, there were still more than 2,000 customers without power across the state.

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