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Police report 2nd death from tornado in northern Michigan

Damage from the May 20, 2022 tornado in Gaylord, Michigan. Damage from the May 20, 2022 tornado in Gaylord, Michigan. |  Photo: Michigan State Police / Twitter

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Created: May 21, 2022 08:46 PM

GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) - Police say a second person died in a rare tornado that hit a small community in northern Michigan.

Lt. Derrick Carroll says the person was in their 70s and lived in a mobile home park in Gaylord. No other details have been released. Another person in their 70s who also lived at the park was reported to have died Friday evening, just a few hours after the tornado struck.

More than 40 people were injured. Gaylord is roughly 230 miles northwest of Detroit. The Otsego County fire chief says there's “probably 95% destruction” at the park, with mobile homes “picked up and turned over.” Experts say extreme spring winds are uncommon in the area because the Great Lakes typically suck energy out of storms.

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