NWS: EF-1 tornado touched down in Mid-Michigan - WNEM TV 5

NWS: EF-1 tornado touched down in Mid-Michigan

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HURON COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 tornado, with winds reaching 90 miles per hour, touched down in Mid-Michigan Sunday evening.

The twister hit 2.7 miles west of Owendale in Huron County, near the intersection of Sebewaing Road and Shebeon Roads at around 6:39 p.m.

The storm carved out a path of destruction 7.1 miles long, and about 100 yards wide before disappearing at around 6:44 p.m. It lifted about 4.4 miles east of Owendale just north of the intersection of Sebewaing Road and Elkton Road. 

While on the ground the tornado destroyed several buildings, uprooted trees and caused power outages. No injuries were reported. See a slideshow of storm damage pictures from around Mid-Michigan here.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES
TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

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