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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.


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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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Chilly overnight temperatures in Michigan are threatening some fruit crops and sensitive outdoor plants at homes.

Temperatures dipped into the high 20s early Tuesday in the Traverse City area. The Traverse City Record-Eagle notes that fruit tree blossoms are safe above the freezing mark, but they can be jeopardized when the temperature dips too far below that level.

Mark Morrison at Morrison Farms in Williamsburg says he expects the cold spring weather will affect sweet cherries the most at the 100-acre apple and cherry orchard.

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The greater Lansing area will see patchy frost in the next few mornings but a sunny weekend is ahead.

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This week is dedicated to getting Michigan families prepared for tornadoes, floods and other forms of severe weather. 


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