Friday afternoon's massive storm didn't just deliver needed rain to the region. It also took down trees and power lines, leaving streets blocked and homes without power.
Here are some tips, from Indiana Michigan Power's website, about how to stay safe if you are without power or spot downed power lines:
*Avoid downed power lines or sparking equipment.
*Never remove debris that's within 10 feet of a power line.
*Unplug major appliances to protect them from a power surge when power comes back on.
*Leave a light turned on so you know when power is restored.
*Refuel heaters, lamps, and generators outside, and stay away from any flames or sparks. Wipe up fuel spills immediately.
*Never operate lanterns, heaters, or fuel-fired stoves without proper ventilation.
*Never burn charcoal indoors. It releases poisonous carbon monoxide.
*Prevent children from carrying candles or oil lamps.