Confirmed tornado damage in Iosco county

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The National Weather Service in Gaylord has CONFIRMED with NBC25 Meteorologist Ahmad Bajjey the damage in Hale is from an EF-1 tornado.

Winds speeds are estimated at 100 mph and the size is estimated to be 1/4 mile or less with a life-span of a couple minutes only.

The tornado moved through Hale at a rate of 60-70 mph.

NBC 25 will have an update at 6pm and the final summary from the National Weather Service team tonight at 11pm.

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Tornado damage has been confirmed in Iosco county this afternoon by a tornado that moved through around the noon hour. The NWS office in Gaylord reports damage to trees, buildings, and a few cars. Our own Ahmad Bajjey is on the scene, and sent us these photos from Hale. There are no reports of injuries.

A VFW hall in Hale was hit with the roof of a nearby hardware store, causing severe damage to both buildings

Other damage includes downed light posts and electrical lines. The town of Hale is without power at this time.

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