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January 1, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
One person was killed and dozens of others were injured Thursday when a snow squall swept across Interstate 75 in northern Michigan, causing sudden whiteout conditions and a pileup of about 100 cars, authorities said. Cars went flying into ditches, and some people bailed out and ran into the woods as other cars careened toward them. "You could hear people screaming "Don't get out of your car! You'll get hit! Don't get out of your cars!"
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April 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
As much as half a foot of wet, heavy snow blew across Michigan, postponing public events and knocking out electrical service for thousands of customers. Consumers Energy utility and Detroit Edison together reported more than 40,000 households without power around the state. The same storm had rolled across the Plains and upper Mississippi Valley on Friday. Michigan State University postponed its baseball doubleheader with Penn State in East Lansing because of 3 to 4 inches of snow on the field.
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BUSINESS
June 19, 1999 | Associated Press
Passengers who were stranded on the runway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport during a January snowstorm can join forces against Northwest Airlines in a class-action lawsuit, a judge ruled. About 8,000 passengers who were trapped on planes Jan. 3 for up to eight hours, when Wayne County work crews pushed snow piles in front of gates, are eligible to join the suit, Wayne County Circuit Judge Daphne Means Curtis ruled.
BUSINESS
June 19, 1999 | Associated Press
Passengers who were stranded on the runway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport during a January snowstorm can join forces against Northwest Airlines in a class-action lawsuit, a judge ruled. About 8,000 passengers who were trapped on planes Jan. 3 for up to eight hours, when Wayne County work crews pushed snow piles in front of gates, are eligible to join the suit, Wayne County Circuit Judge Daphne Means Curtis ruled.
NEWS
January 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Passengers who spent eight hours on board a parked Northwest Airlines jet at Detroit Metropolitan Airport while snow blocked arrival gates have sued the company alleging negligence and forced imprisonment. Timothy and Susan Koczara, who filed the suit, were two of an estimated 4,000 passengers that Northwest kept trapped on 30 airplanes as water supplies ran out, toilets overflowed and panicked passengers threatened to activate emergency exits, attorney Larry Charfoos said.
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January 30, 1999 | STEVE TWOMEY, THE WASHINGTON POST
So many hours did they languish on the tarmac, sealed inside aircraft after aircraft, captives of snow and snafu, that on Eric Felgemacher's plane, his claustrophobic wife burst into tears. He half wondered if the engines would die, the heat would dissipate and a load of humanity would freeze. He picked up an air phone to alert the media, to get a court order maybe, only to encounter a dysfunctional phone system.
NEWS
April 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
As much as half a foot of wet, heavy snow blew across Michigan, postponing public events and knocking out electrical service for thousands of customers. Consumers Energy utility and Detroit Edison together reported more than 40,000 households without power around the state. The same storm had rolled across the Plains and upper Mississippi Valley on Friday. Michigan State University postponed its baseball doubleheader with Penn State in East Lansing because of 3 to 4 inches of snow on the field.
NEWS
July 4, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Just minutes after picnickers were warned to leave a lakeside park, winds of more than 90 mph tore the roof off a wooden gazebo and hurled 13 family members into the water, killing five, one of a string of tragedies caused by a night of violent storms and tornadoes that battered parts of three Midwest states. Abdo Algahim, 43, lost his wife and two of his children Wednesday night as they tried to enjoy a simple summer pleasure: an evening meal outdoors.
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June 22, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A tornado struck a mobile home park in the suburb of Novi on Sunday, knocking over up to 50 homes, killing one resident and trapping others in the rubble, authorities said. State Police Trooper Michael Lewis said there was "one confirmed fatality" and hospitals reported at least four people injured, two critically, by the twister 25 miles northwest of Detroit. There was no warning before the tornado touched down at Chateau Estates mobile home park, Oakland County sheriff's Sgt.
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July 3, 1997 | From Associated Press
Severe thunderstorms tore through Michigan's Lower Peninsula on Wednesday night, lifting houses off foundations, uprooting trees, toppling power lines and killing at least six people. Storms also rolled across Indiana and Ohio, where a tornado destroyed some mobile homes and knocked out power in southwest and central parts of the state.
NEWS
January 30, 1999 | STEVE TWOMEY, THE WASHINGTON POST
So many hours did they languish on the tarmac, sealed inside aircraft after aircraft, captives of snow and snafu, that on Eric Felgemacher's plane, his claustrophobic wife burst into tears. He half wondered if the engines would die, the heat would dissipate and a load of humanity would freeze. He picked up an air phone to alert the media, to get a court order maybe, only to encounter a dysfunctional phone system.
NEWS
January 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Passengers who spent eight hours on board a parked Northwest Airlines jet at Detroit Metropolitan Airport while snow blocked arrival gates have sued the company alleging negligence and forced imprisonment. Timothy and Susan Koczara, who filed the suit, were two of an estimated 4,000 passengers that Northwest kept trapped on 30 airplanes as water supplies ran out, toilets overflowed and panicked passengers threatened to activate emergency exits, attorney Larry Charfoos said.
NEWS
January 1, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
One person was killed and dozens of others were injured Thursday when a snow squall swept across Interstate 75 in northern Michigan, causing sudden whiteout conditions and a pileup of about 100 cars, authorities said. Cars went flying into ditches, and some people bailed out and ran into the woods as other cars careened toward them. "You could hear people screaming "Don't get out of your car! You'll get hit! Don't get out of your cars!"
NEWS
July 4, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Just minutes after picnickers were warned to leave a lakeside park, winds of more than 90 mph tore the roof off a wooden gazebo and hurled 13 family members into the water, killing five, one of a string of tragedies caused by a night of violent storms and tornadoes that battered parts of three Midwest states. Abdo Algahim, 43, lost his wife and two of his children Wednesday night as they tried to enjoy a simple summer pleasure: an evening meal outdoors.
NEWS
July 3, 1997 | From Associated Press
Severe thunderstorms tore through Michigan's Lower Peninsula on Wednesday night, lifting houses off foundations, uprooting trees, toppling power lines and killing at least six people. Storms also rolled across Indiana and Ohio, where a tornado destroyed some mobile homes and knocked out power in southwest and central parts of the state.
NEWS
June 22, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A tornado struck a mobile home park in the suburb of Novi on Sunday, knocking over up to 50 homes, killing one resident and trapping others in the rubble, authorities said. State Police Trooper Michael Lewis said there was "one confirmed fatality" and hospitals reported at least four people injured, two critically, by the twister 25 miles northwest of Detroit. There was no warning before the tornado touched down at Chateau Estates mobile home park, Oakland County sheriff's Sgt.
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