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Spring Storms Rip Through Shiawassee County

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, MI (WLNS) - This spring season is bringing more storms for residents in Shiawassee County.

"They are just enduring it."

Up-rooted trees, piles of branches and ripped apart roofs can be seen driving around town.

These spring storms combined with December's ice storm and November's high winds keep Shiawassee County Administrator and Emergency Management Coordinator TJ Clark very busy.

"This is all just one continuous weather event as we see it," said Clark.

In Byron strong winds blew sections of the roof off the middle school. Crews have been out here the past couple days making repairs. They say the damage is extensive both outside and inside the school and it could take them a couple weeks.

The wind wiped out brick and giant sections of shingles.

On Monday dozens of trash bags are still lying on the school yard, along-side dumpsters filled with debri.

Byron schools closed Monday because they didn't have power just like many other Consumers Energy customers in the county.

"We're still waiting to get the thumbs up from Consumers that everyone has power restored back," said Clark.

Consumers Energy crews hope to restore power by midnight.

"If nothing else has come from this we certainly have a better community team now because we've had to get through this together."

Clark knows spring brings storms and in Shiawassee County he says they're prepared.

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