updated 5/25/2004 4:50:26 PM ET 2004-05-25T20:50:26

-- Michigan basements are filling up with rainwater and roads are being flooded in the aftermath of another round of thunderstorms.

More than half a (m) million homes and businesses lost power in the weather system that hit Friday. About 94-thousand of them still don't have electricity. Three deaths are connected to the storms.

The airfield in the Michigan town of Romulus is near its record May rain level. More than 20 counties are under flood warnings and several rivers are over flood stage, but drier weather should arrive by tomorrow.

Weekend storms also hit Nebraska, Iowa and West Virginia, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people. Most had their lights back on yesterday.

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Lieutenant Michael DeBruin, Ingham County Sheriff's Department, in interview

DeBruin says the Lansing area has seen some damage from the storms lashing the Midwest.

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Lieutenant Michael DeBruin, Ingham County Sheriff's Department, in interview

DeBruin says the rough weather is not typical for the Lansing area.

CUT 135 (05/24/04)>> :15 "thunderstorm activity"

Lieutenant Michael DeBruin, Ingham County Sheriff's Department, in interview

DeBruin says people are weary of the stormy weather and ready for more typical late-spring conditions.

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A: Sue Leland, right, owner and Janice Pugliese, manager of Shear Madness Hair Salon, stand in front of the business and watch as flood water rises from the Clinton River into the strip mall parking lot in Macomb Township, Mich., Sunday, May 23, 2004. Flood waters swamped southern Lower Michigan on Sunday. With more rain bearing down on the region, little relief was in sight. The National Weather Service has kept flood warnings in effect for the southern half of the Lower Peninsula.

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