It's hard to believe that over 80,000 Michigan homes lost power as major storms swept through several Michigan communities on Tuesday.

Where did all these storms come from? We call tell you they started from Lake Michigan and then shifted to the east side of our state and also passed through the Jackson area.

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According to mlive.com:

Severe winds, hail, lightning and rain started around 3 p.m. in Northern Michigan and moved southeast throughout the evening. The storm hit Kalamazoo around 5 p.m., with heavy rain and strong wind.

Consumers Energy customers should have their power restored by 1:45 p.m. today, Sept. 8.

For other customers of DTE and Great Lakes Energy, power should be restored in a short period of time. No exact restoration time was given.

I remember several years ago when the Greater Lansing area suffered from a huge ice storm that cut power to thousands and thousands of people across the mid-Michigan area.

I was one of those people who lost power in the Okemos area. We didn't have power for close to a week due to that major ice storm the knocked down power lines all across this area.

I remember power being restored in our home on Christmas morning about 11:00 a.m. That's was an ice storm many of us will never forget!

Always keep this in mind, courtesy of mlive.com and M.S.P.

People should call 911 if they see a downed wire, a tree over a road or a flooded road, Michigan State Police said. Drivers should avoid flooded roads and everyone should stay away from downed wires.

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