Heavy rain bombarded southeast Michigan this weekend, causing some damage and flooding and knocking out power to thousands of homes in Washtenaw County. About three inches of rain had fallen by noon yesterday, according to the National Weather Service.
About 18,000 homes were without power in southeast Michigan yesterday evening, DTE spokesman Len Singer said. About 5,000 of those homes were in Washtenaw County, he said.
Ann Arbor suffered only minor damage besides the power outages, Sgt. Ed Stuck of the Ann Arbor Police Department said.
Stuck said there was some flooding on Plymouth Road near Commonwealth Boulevard, and at the intersection of Geddes Road and Huron Parkway.
There was also a fallen tree on Fuller Court near the Veteran Affairs Medical Center, he said.
The National Weather Service also reported a tornado traveling through parts of Livonia and Plymouth Saturday night, causing damage to two apartment building roofs.
University Police Diane Brown said there were no reports of water damage or flooding to University buildings.
The storms put a damper on weekend plans for many students, including LSA sophomore Traci Grant, who said she put off a trip to the bookstore to avoid getting soaked.
LSA sophomore Jack Masteller, walkling to New LIfe Church yesterday evening, said some students had regarded the storm with “fear and angst.” But he tried not to let the rain get to him.
“We’re braving out the storm,” he said.