September 17, 2014
DEXTER, Mich. (AP) - Severe thunderstorms sweeping through the
Midwest have killed a motorist in Michigan, shattered windows in an
iconic Chicago skyscraper and knocked out power to hundreds of
thousands of people.
Sheriff's officials say a driver was killed near Dexter, Mich.,
about 40 miles west of Detroit, when winds toppled a tree onto a
In Chicago, powerful winds and heavy rains broke windows in the
110-story Willis Tower. Witnesses say the debris looked like
icicles falling from the skyscraper, formerly known as Sears Tower.
Utility officials say power is out for about 280,300
Chicago-area customers and 150,000 in Michigan.
In Indiana, winds gusts stronger than 75 mph knocked out power
to about 60,000 customers. Storms left about 19,000 in the dark in
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