More than 25,000 people in Michigan were left without power after being cut off by a tornado that blasted through the state.
On Friday, an exceedingly rare twister tore through a small village in northern Michigan, leaving at least one person dead and more than 40 others injured. The tornado also left the neighborhood without power for many hours.
On Friday afternoon, at approximately 3:40 pm, it was reported that the tornado was moving across the northern portion of Michigan. It traveled through the air at a breakneck speed for around fifteen minutes, leaving a path of devastation in its wake. At least one major structure, along with other automobiles, was overturned and destroyed in the incident. In addition to that, a mobile trailer park took a significant amount of damage.
A tornado struck the little town of Gaylord, Michigan, which had a population of approximately 4,200 people. The town is located about 230 miles (370 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.
Gretchen Whitmer, the governor of Michigan, made the statement in Gaylord, at which time she permitted additional resources to be committed to the relief effort.
According to The News God, Whitmer made the following statement late on Friday evening: “My heart goes out to the families and small businesses that were damaged by the tornado and severe weather in Gaylord.”
According to the report, Otsego County has been placed under a state of emergency, and the State Emergency Operations Center has been established to coordinate the reaction from our state. Both of these measures were taken to address the situation.
“People who reside in Michigan have a good understanding of how to take care of themselves. We are as hard as a nail to crack. We are willing to do whatever it takes to rebuild. Nothing is insurmountable for us to conquer if we put in the effort to do it together “Whitmer sent out a tweet later on in the evening.
More than 25,000 individuals in northern Lower Michigan did not have access to electrical power as of early evening on Friday.
Eddie Thrasher, 55, was sitting in his car outside of an auto parts business when he saw the twister pass directly overhead.
The information provided by Thrasher suggests that “there are businesses with their roofs pulled off, a corridor of industrial warehouses.” “At one point, several recreational vehicles (RVs) were damaged after being tipped on their sides. To the east of the city, there was a large number of fire engines and ambulances.”