Photo Gallery: Ferndale Storm Damage
Winds up to 70 miles per hour Saturday brought down several trees and 80 power lines, according to DTE Energy.
Approximately 800 customers remained without power Wednesday in Ferndale, after a storm Saturday with winds up to 70 miles per hour brought down several trees and 80 power lines, DTE Energy said.
Spokesman Scott Simons said today that crews are working to restore power by Wednesday evening.
The area at Leroy and Beaufield was especially damaged during Saturday evening's storm. A large tree on the northwest corner of the streets fell, bringing down wires, electrical poles and branches from other trees.
"I wasn't here when it happened, fortunately, but my neighbor said she heard a big loud crash and a huge orange light when the lines caught fire," said Shannon Heron, who lives on Pearson, one street south of Leroy.
Heron, who was without power through Tuesday, said that although the damage and outage were frustrating to deal with, she was impressed by how the community united.
"The coolest thing was seeing how the neighbors pulled together," she said. "Neighbors were helping neighbors."
Other areas throughout Ferndale also were heavily affected, with several large trees down and downed wires tangled with brush and branches.