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Storm topples tree

A tree on Maple Street was a victim of the storm that ravaged the area Tuesday evening. Post photo by J. Reed.

Thousands of people lost power and broken limbs  (and in some cases entire trees) were strewn across the area after humid weather spawned a line of storms that raced across the state Tuesday evening.

As of 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, over 35,000 were without power in Kent County, and 104,000 across the entire state.

High winds, heavy rain, hail and numerous lightning strikes were all characteristics of the storm, with wind gusts here in Cedar Springs at about 40 mph. In the Ada/Cascade area there were several fires and trees reported down. Here in the city of Cedar Springs, there was one large tree down on Maple Street (across from the Post), and numerous branches across the area. There was at least one lightning strike in a backyard in the vicinity of Northland Drive and 16 Mile Road.

If you have photos of storm damage, send them to us and we’ll try to get it up on our website. Send to postnews@charter.net.

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