Storms bring damaging winds, possible tornadoes to Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms brought heavy rain, high winds and possible tornadoes to parts of Michigan, damaging buildings and leaving tens of thousands without power. No injuries were reported in the storms Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service says a possible tornado was reported in the western Michigan city of Grand Rapids…

Tornado touches down in Barry County

LACEY, Mich. (WOOD) — The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down around 6:25 p.m. Sunday in Barry County. Officials say it touched for only three minutes between Dowling and Maple Grove Township. The agency says no one was injured. NWS says the tornado’s top winds were estimated around 75-80 mph. Three barns on…

Tornadoes touch down, leaving damage behind from Alabama to Michigan

Tornadoes ripped across four states amid a severe weather outbreak on Thursday, leaving a trail of damage in their wake. Eighteen tornadoes were reported in total across Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Alabama, as well as 156 wind reports and 67 hail reports, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Damages, including destroyed houses, toppled trees…

‘I’ve never seen damage like this’ | Baldwin resident says tornado passed through

PLEASANT PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Shell gas station on Michigan Avenue is one of the only places open in Baldwin. Every other home, business and building is in the dark Wednesday, Aug. 29 after a second round of storms rolled through the state Tuesday night. According to Consumers Energy Outage Map, power is expected…

Tornado sirens sound in Gaines, but weather service says no touchdown

GAINES TWP., MI – Reports of a tornado overnight in Genesee County’s Gaines Township were unfounded after residents were sent scurrying for shelter by emergency sirens in the early-morning hours Monday. The National Weather Service got a call from officials in Gaines Township that emergency sirens sounded around 1 a.m. Aug. 27 after reports of…

Odd clouds cause tornado scare in Sanilac County

A trio of small twisters gave some residents a scare Thursday as they appeared on the horizon in Sanilac County. Residents of Croswell said tornado warning sirens began and lasted for three minutes around 8 p.m. Thursday. Alex Manion, meteorologist The National Weather Service in White Lake Township confirmed the funnel clouds appeared in the…