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Police report 2nd death from tornado in northern Michigan

Damage after a tornado struck northern Michigan Damage after a tornado struck northern Michigan |  Photo: Michigan State Police

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Created: May 23, 2022 03:19 AM

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.

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.

Gaylord is roughly 230 miles northwest of Detroit.

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