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Downed trees hit homes, block roads in Union City

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Posted at 12:22 AM, Aug 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-12 07:59:52-04

UNION CITY, Mich. — Downed trees on homes were a result of Wednesday afternoon storms with heavy rains, thunder and lightning.

Neighbors said the storm came through between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The Village of Union City posted on Facebook telling residents about the downed power lines, downed trees, downed electrical poles, power outages and flash flooding.

Many community members were out in their yards cleaning up downed branches from the storm.

The village reported at least nine trees were down either blocking the roadways or partially blocking them.

Residents were asked to not call the village office or emergency lines unless for an actual emergency.

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Update: The Union City Village Hall posted an update Thursday morning that another line of storms caused more damage. Crews are working to clear additional downed trees and live power lines.

Roughly 20 percent of electrical customers in the village are without power. Most electrical service is expected to be restored by the end of Thursday.

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