Severe Weather hits Mid-Michigan
Sun, 29 May 2011 22:36:13 GMT —
Update 8am Monday from Meteorologist Kevin Usealman: Tornado confirmed in Shiawassee County
Storms that moved through the area Sunday evening produced on confirmed tornado in southwestern Shiawassee County. It produced a damage path of about 2.5 miles southwest of the Perry area. Nobody was injured. There were a few spotty reports of wind gusts over 70 MPH across Shiawassee, Genesee and in Lapeer county one report of wind damage. The reports seem to mostly range from the center of the counties southward. More numerous reports of wind damage from the line of storms came in across Liningston, Oakland and Macomb counties. Check out the local storm reports from the National Weather Service from the May 29th severe weather event here.
The Tornado Watch has been lifted in all Mid-Michigan Counites. Most of the severe weather has also ended.
From NBC25 Meteorologist Janet Van De Winkle:
Right now the only tornado reports have been in Vicksburg which is near Kalamazoo, and in Coldwater near US-12 and I-69. This has not yet been confirmed by the National Weather Service, but brief touchdowns may have occured.
If you have damage in your area, please let us know where.
The Tornado Warning has expired in Genesee County, but that does not mean the danger is completely dismissed. Genesee, Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, and Tuscola Counties will remain under Tornado Watches until 8:00 p.m.
Flood warnings remain active across Mid-Michgian.
A Severe Storm warning is in effect in Mid-Michigan.
A Tornado Warning is in effect for Genesee County, and possible funnel clouds have been spotted near the Gains/Grand Blanc area. No tornados have been spotten on the ground, but strong winds and rains are pounding the area.
Oakland, Lapeer, and Shiawassee counties are being hit by the storm. Flood warnings are in effect all across Mid-Michigan.
If sirens are alerting in your area, please be sure to get to the basement or in a secure, secluded room.
NBC25 has been hit by the storm, and the power is currently out. We apologize for this inconvenience, and are working hard to ensure that we are up as soon as possible.