- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

GLEN ARBOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A township hall in northern Michigan has turned into a storm shelter where people without electricity charge phones, eat meals and fill buckets with water.

Dotti Thompson says she only leaves the Glen Arbor Township Hall to sleep at home. She tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle (https://bit.ly/1K638hB ): “That’s how we’ve been surviving.”

Thousands of people in Leelanau County lost electricity Sunday when winds as strong as 100 mph swept through the summer tourist region. Relief finally appeared to be in sight Thursday as utilities predicted that the last homes would get power restored overnight.

Graeme Leask, the innkeeper at Little Traverse Inn, had to keep guests away until Wednesday. He says he had to throw out spoiled food worth $8,000.


Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle, https://www.record-eagle.com

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