Storms nail Midwest, kill 1, damage skyscraper

Severe thunderstorms sweeping through the US Midwest have killed a motorist in Michigan, shattered windows in an iconic Chicago skyscraper and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people.

Dexter (US): Severe thunderstorms sweeping
through the US 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,
Michigan, about 40 miles (65 kilometres) west of Detroit, when
winds toppled a tree onto a vehicle.

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 215,000 Chicago-area customers and 150,000 in Michigan.

In Indiana, winds gusts stronger than 75 mph (120 kph)
knocked out power to about 60,000 customers. Storms left about
19,000 in the dark in Wisconsin.

PTI

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