Brief Storm Leaves Damage Behind

A lightning strike is seen in this photo taken in Belle River on Lake St. Clair on August 26, 2014. (Photo courtesy Adam Hooper)

A 54-year-old Windsor man is in critical condition after being struck by a falling tree on Victoria Ave. in the city on Tuesday after a violent storm rolled through the region.

Hydro One is reporting scattered outages across Essex County with Lakeshore the hardest hit having over 140 customers without electricity as of 9:30pm on Tuesday. Hydro One customers in Chatham-Kent are largely unaffected save for 47 customers in the Merlin area expected to have power restored earlier in the evening.

All alerts are ended for Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent after the brief but damaging storm.

Environment Canada had issued severe thunderstorm watches and warnings as well as a heat warning for both Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent earlier on Tuesday.