Video: One dead and 40 injured in a rare tornado that hit northern Michigan

21 May, 2022
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Video: One dead and 40 injured in a rare tornado that hit northern Michigan


A rare tornado hit northern Michigan, killing at least one person and injuring 40 others, not to mention the material losses it caused.

Gaylord, northwest of Detroit, was among the worst hit, with rooftops torn off, trees toppled and power lines cut.

Michigan State Police confirmed the death of one person, and said in a post on social media that more than 40 others were injured and were being treated in area hospitals.

"I've never seen anything like this in my life," Gaylord Mayor Todd Charrard said.  Video clips posted on social media showed great destruction along the main street of the city, and it seemed that one of the buildings had been badly damaged, and an electric pole had fallen on the side of the road, and debris and power wires were scattered near a gas station.

"High winds are uncommon in this part of Michigan because the Great Lakes absorb energy from storms, especially in the early spring when the lakes are very cold," noted Jim Keysor, a meteorologist at Gaylord.

He explained that the last time the city was hit by a strong wind storm was in 1998, when winds reached 100 miles per hour.

watch video: 

https://www.facebook.com/Dearborn.org/videos/362610682601569/


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