Residents react after severe storms hit Mid-Michigan

LANSING, Mich.(WLNS) –  Residents say they’re thankful to be alive after heavy storms and high winds rocked Mid-Michigan Friday.

Joe Duffield of North Lansing says he was inside his home when heavy rains, lightning and wind gusts up to 63 miles per hour rocked through his neighborhood.

“My wife told me did you hear the house shake I said I heard a rumble,” said Duffield.

What was left was major destruction including two trees ripped out of the ground. It’s a scene Duffield says he was shocked to see.

“In the 12 years we’ve lived here we’ve had ice storms heavy snow any number of things could have brought that tree or that tree down,” said Duffield.

Casey Bye of East Lansing was sitting in his car when torrential rains and gusting winds caused a massive tree to slam into his windshield

“I just heard this crack and the car shook a little bit and the tree had down on the car,” said Bye.

Bye says he’s just happy to be alive and lucky to live in such a tight neighborhood.

“I’ve been really grateful while waiting out here all the neighborhood people coming by everyone’s really concerned,” said Bye.

And it wasn’t just neighborhoods coming together Friday night. The East Lansing Department of Public Works tells says crews were out for hours Friday working to clear major roads and streets and marking any downed power lines and unsafe areas across the city.


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