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Air Quality Alert Issued In Metro Detroit Region

Jul 18, 2017
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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has declared an action day for several counties in Michigan, including Livingston, Oakland, Wayne, Macomb and Monroe. An excessive amount of ozone triggered the air quality alert, trapping pollutants and heat close to the surface.

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National Weather Service says you need to be prepared for high winds, heavy rains overnight.  

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The National Weather Service is forecasting some chances for storms the next few days. The greatest chance of damaging wind gusts will be Tuesday night or Wednesday.  

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The Capitol region communities of Charlotte and Potterville experienced a power outages following overnight storms, and businesses are working to adapt.  


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Thunderstorms packing winds exceeding 60 mph caused damage across Michigan, knocking out power to tens of thousands of customers.


National Weather Service

The Latest on damaging storms in Michigan (all times local):

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Crews in western Michigan are working to remove downed trees and power lines that are blocking some roadways following severe thunderstorms.

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Preliminary assessments show the cost of flood damage to public and private property in a central Michigan county is near $90 million.

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Officials say people using rivers and trails for recreation should be cautious following recent flooding in mid-Michigan.

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Gov. Rick Snyder says federal officials will conduct an assessment with local entities to look at damages and response costs after recent flooding in mid-Michigan.

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A fourth mid-Michigan county has declared a state of emergency following recent flooding.

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Officials and residents of two central Michigan counties that were damaged by severe weather are beginning recovery efforts as floodwaters recede.

Heavy rains brought flooding to parts of Michigan, prompting authorities in the Midland area to caution people against unnecessary travel.

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With temperatures hovering around 90 degrees in Lansing, beating the heat was a goal for many people today.


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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northwest Michigan has outlined a $1 million plan to address severe shoreline erosion next to a historic island lighthouse.

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Memorial Weekend 2017 is here. Here is a list of observances to honor Americans who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. 


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