Storm damage: Cleaning up in Newaygo County

CROTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Severe thunderstorms that produced 50 mile per hour straight-line wind gusts caused scattered wind damage in Newaygo County early Tuesday Morning.

Many residents say they were asleep when the storms rolled through.

"I could hear the wind, breaking branches and stuff, and I just couldn't see out here it was so dark," said Jeff Triplett, whose barn and snowmobile trailer were damaged by falling oak and maple trees.

Sheridan Township was not as fortunate as strong wings brought a tree down on a Fremont area home, killing two people while they slept. Neighbors discovered the couple around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

"I yelled and yelled, didn't see anybody at first. Iwent around to the front, opened up the screen door, and started yelling and banging on the door, nobody answered." Vicki Antoninisaid. "I couldn't tell what I was seeing, and it took me a second to realize that someone was in here, and I just went back out and called 911."

As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, power was still out to more than 600 utility customers in Newaygo County, and 2,300 in Allegan County.


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