According to the Lansing State Journal, severe storms brought down trees and power lines and flooded roads in the Lansing area Wednesday afternoon.

In fact, Consumers Energy said that over 173,000 customers lost power due to these severe storms.

About 9,000 utility customers in Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties were without power on Wednesday evening after the strongest storms had moved out of the region.

We live in the Okemos area and even though we were hit pretty hard by the rain and lots of wind, everything seemed to be just fine after all was said and done.

The worst damage in Ingham County appeared to be the Leslie, Mason, Dansville, Williamston and Webberville areas.

Did anyone see a tornado during these storms?

Apparently, a possible tornado was sighted in Fowler as a strong thunderstorm moved through that area, Bath Township officials said in a Facebook posting.

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids station received several reports of funnel clouds being sighted, but no tornadoes had been confirmed.

There were many reports of trees knocked onto houses and some reports of building damage, including a pole barn knocked down in Gratiot County.

Flash flooding made many streets and roads impassable. Lines of storms packing large hail, damaging winds, heavy rain and lightning swept across west and south central Michigan.

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