Tornado rips trailer apart, no one hurt - WNEM TV 5

Tornado rips trailer apart, no one hurt

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SANILAC COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Strong winds tore through Michigan early Friday morning. But in three places, those storms generated tornadoes.

The strongest, an EF-1 tornado, touched down in Applegate in Sanilac County.

"It's horrible," said Bonnie Herb.

That’s how Herb describes the ruins of a family friend's mobile home after a twister touched down and tore it to shreds.

"The whole side of the trailer is gone. A large tree fell on the roof of the trailer. Part of the roof is missing," Herb said.

When TV5 arrived on the scene, we found the missing roof. The 90 mph winds had tossed it yards away from the home.

And a large tree was sent crashing into the main bedroom of the home.

It wasn't just this home that bore the brunt of the storm.

The weather service confirms many more trees were tore down and multiple barns destroyed before the tornado lifted in a nearby field.

Before the National Weather Service had even confirmed the 3.6 mile long path of the tornado, residents knew the damage wasn't from your typical storm.

"The metal is all twisted. Things are just all over. Large trees have been uprooted," Herb said. "Quite a few trees have been uprooted. A couple of them fell across the one road."

Now fortunately there is some good news: There were no injuries as a result of this tornado.

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