NWS: 6 tornadoes touched down in Michigan

7:04 PM, May 29, 2013   |    comments
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Video: MPC Cash-way Lumber torn up by storm

  • Bob Bush and his wife Carol Bush, of Davison, stand with their daughter Ashlee Mahaffy while looking over the destruction to Mahaffy's two story home off Gale Rd in Goodrich on Wednesday May 29, 2013 after a tornado went through the area Tuesday evening. Mahaffy and her three children went to the basement of the house and prayed after her father told her the storm had passed his home in Davison and headed her way. No one was injured in the storm. / Ryan Garza / Detroit Free Press
  • Photo from Lansing State Journal - near Dansville

GOODRICH (AP) -- Weather experts say six tornadoes touched down in southeastern Michigan, including a twister reaching speeds of 130 mph that caused significant damage to homes and businesses.

National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Gurney in Oakland County's White Lake Township says officials determined Wednesday that the Tuesday night tornadoes ranged in strength from EF-0 to EF-2. That's on a scale of zero to 5.

The strongest tornadoes were in the Flint area and all were in Genesee and Shiawassee counties. Some strong, damaging storms were reported in the Lansing and Kalamazoo areas but there have been no confirmed tornado touchdowns.

No injuries have been reported, though numerous structures have been destroyed or heavily damaged.

Some Flint-area schools closed Wednesday, including Goodrich Area Schools and Beecher Community School District.

Lansing State Journal/AP

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