Damage, downed trees and power lines left behind in Ferndale after severe storms

  • Source: WXYZ-TV ABC 7 Detroit
  • Published: 04/18/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: A line of severe storms that sailed through metro Detroit Wednesday afternoon left a trail of damage, downed trees and power lines and ripped roofs off buildings in parts of the area. Reporter Simon Shaykhet assessed damage in Ferndale and talked to residents. “Whatever came through here and tore this down must have been pretty powerful,” said Darryl Martin, who witnessed the storm. Ray Fairbanks was on his way to work when the wave of wild weather created destruction that littered the area with debris. "Half the roof blew, air conditioner blew off, stuff all over everybody's car," he said outside the Voyager restaurant on Vesper Street, where part of a roof landed on cars. Cleanup efforts continued Wednesday night. Firefighters spent hours with DTE to clean debris and remove downed power lines.


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