The tornado that touched down in Dexter, Michigan, northwest of Ann Arbor was joined by a weaker tornado in Monroe County's Ida Township and northwest Lapeer County, near Columbiaville.
Photographer: Matthew Altruda
DEXTER, Mich. — The National Weather Service says a slow-moving storm that damaged more than 100 homes in a rural southeastern Michigan community when a tornado touched down included at least one other tornado that caused damage.
No serious injuries were reported and crews are expected to survey the damage Friday following Thursday's storms.
Meteorologist Steven Freitag says Friday that the tornado that touched down in Dexter, northwest of Ann Arbor, had winds estimated around 135 mph based on damage. He says its path on the ground in Washtenaw County was roughly 10 miles.
Based on video and other evidence, Freitag says a weaker tornado struck Monroe County's Ida Township.
A third possible tornado was reported in northwest Lapeer County, near Columbiaville. Authorities reported damage in a three mile area there.
Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
One person will win a three-year lease on a 2013 Honda Civic Lx Sedan automatic.
Click to see the latest mugshots, plus this week's wanted fugitives.
This feature packed upgrade brings you faster performance, easier navigation, and stunning improvements to photos, video and readability.
Latest News Stories
Join our live chat with a panel of experts to discuss how you will remember Mandela and his legacy.