KINGSTON, Mich. (WWJ) – The National Weather Service has confirmed that a weak tornado touched down in Michigan’s Thumb region as severe storms moved across the state on Thursday.
The twister was reported in the evening near the Tuscola County community of Kingston, northwest of Port Huron and about 70 miles from Detroit. It knocked down trees, pulled shingles off roofs and flipped over a trailer.READ MORE: MSP: Pursuit Of Stolen Vehicle With Murder Suspect Ends In Crash On I-275 In Livonia
Crews surveying the damage on Friday were able confirm that the funnel cloud was indeed a tornado, with winds up to 75 mph. Based on the intensity of the storm, it was given an EF-0 rating.
“In a typical year we do see a few weak tornadoes on average in Southeast Michigan,” NWS Meteorologist Jordan Dale told WWJ. “So it’s not unusual to have this type of tornado that could have had this kind of damage.”READ MORE: Water Testing Shows No Detection Of Hexavalent Chromium After Spill
There were no reports of injuries.
The weather service said there also were reports of a funnel cloud near the Tuscola County village of Millington and a possible tornado in Sanilac County, but no severe damage. The storms also brought heavy rains to parts of the state, causing some roadway flooding.MORE NEWS: Jury Selection Begins In 2nd Trial In Whitmer Kidnap Plot
© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.