VERNON, Mich. (CBS Detroit/ AP) – At least 21 homes were damaged or destroyed as a evening storm went through Shiawasse County.
The White Lake-based weather service says a tornado touched down at 7:03 p.m. Thursday in Vernon, about 21 mile southwest of Flint. Officials say the same tornado touched down in nearby Durand at about 7:05 p.m.
Severe weather also was reported in nearby Genesee County.
Michigan State Police said first-responders confirmed at least 21 homes were damaged, but no injuries were immediately reported. Power lines also were downed.
A line of showers/storms continues to move across SE Michigan. Main threats: damaging winds, large hail & possible tornado or two. pic.twitter.com/kAxxBKcpe9
— NWS Detroit (@NWSDetroit) March 14, 2019
Weather service officials say an unconfirmed tornado in Flushing, near Flint in Genesee County, reportedly touched down at 7:12 p.m.
The tornadic activity happened on a day that also included severe thunderstorm warnings, watches, flooding, high winds and hail throughout lower Michigan.
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