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Michigan Took Brunt of Tuesday's Severe Weather

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The threat of tornadoes in the nation's mid-section is going to continue for the third straight day. Read on for a look back at Tuesday's action as well as the forecast for what is waiting in the wings.

Michigan Governor Declares State of Emergency After Rash of Severe Weather

It was another day of destructive weather on Tuesday. After a tornado killed one person in Oklahoma on Monday night, the worst of the severe weather shifted to the north on Tuesday.

Michigan was the focal point for Tuesday's development when a series of twisters hit the state late in the day. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency after the tornadoes injured over 15 people and left a trail of destruction in its wake.

The state of emergency covers Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Branch, and Cass counties. Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller confirmed that a mobile home park in the town of Portage saw damage to 176 homes with up to 17 of those completely destroyed. A FedEx building in Portage also took on significant damage. Shelters are in place to house those affected by the twister.

In addition to tornadoes in southern Michigan, parts of Ohio and Indiana also reported tornadoes on Tuesday night. Weather spotters submitted 25 preliminary tornado reports to be investigated.


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