Everyone is safe, WOOD-TV reports, after students were evacuated from Lakewood Early Childhood Center in Woodland Township because the roof began to blow off of the school.

Woodland Township is west of Lansing and south of Lake Odessa.  The students were relocated to Lakewood High School.

Across the mitten there are hundreds of thousands of residents without power, a myriad of reports of damage and even fires resulting from downed power lines.

A HIGH WIND WARNING remains in effect until 7pm with wind speeds and gusts expected to increase as the day goes on.