Three reported tornadoes tore through southeastern Michigan Thursday, destroying 13 homes and leaving 105 houses significantly damaged, while downing power lines, sparking fires and flooding streets in Dexter, Mich.
Sheriff’s spokesman Derrick Jackson said there were no reports of serious injuries or fatalities.
A tornado touchdown was reported in Dexter and the surrounding area northwest of Ann Arbor, Michigan Thursday night, according to Marc Breckenridge, director of Emergency Management for Washtenaw County. The National Weather Service said a “significant” tornado touched down in Washtenaw County at about 5:15 p.m., and there were over 200 reports of severe weather Thursday from Tennessee through Michigan.
In the past 60 years Michigan has seen a little less than 1,000 tornadoes, and most have occurred during the severe weather months of April and May, and into the summer months. There have been 10 other tornadoes this early in the season in 2012 in the state of Michigan, but this is the farthest north of them all.
The source article Tornadoes Rip Through Michigan, Destroy or Damage Over 100 Homes was published March 16, 2012 by ABC News Good Morning America via Yahoo News .