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Tornado confirmed in Mecosta on Saturday afternoon

The National Weather Service has confirmed five tornadoes touched down in Michigan on Saturday.

 

The strongest was near Port Austin, in the Thumb Region. Forecasters say the EF-2 tornado had top winds of 120-miles per hour and was on the ground for about seven miles.

 

Locally, the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado in Mecosta County rated an EF-1, started around 3:33 p.m. on Saturday. It reached speeds of 90 mph, was 100 feet wide and traveled three miles. No fatalities or injuries were reported.

 

One barn was destroyed just south of the 80th Avenue and 5 Mile intersection, according to an alert from the National Weather Service. Some power lines also snapped before the storm ended around 3:41 p.m.

 

(credit: NWS)

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