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Weather Service: 2 Tornadoes Touched Down in Mid-Michigan

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Updated: March 15, 2019 01:39 PM

VERNON, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say two tornadoes and possibly a third have touched down in mid-Michigan.
    
National Weather Service meteorologist Danny Costello says two tornadoes struck Thursday in Shiawassee County. Homes were reported damaged, while power was knocked out to thousands.
    
Officials also are looking into a possible touchdown in nearby Genesee County.
    
Costello says survey teams were out Friday afternoon gathering data on the storm and damage.
    
The first tornado touched down about 6:45 p.m. Thursday near Corunna. The second touched down at 7:03 p.m. to the southeast around Vernon, about 21 miles (34 kilometers) southwest of Flint. Officials say the second tornado also touched down in nearby Durand about 7:05 p.m.
    
Lower Michigan also saw severe thunderstorm warnings, watches, flooding, high winds and hail as a late-winter storm system trekked across the Midwest.
 

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