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Confirmed tornado touches down near Grand Rapids

Posted: 3:14 PM, Aug 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-21 15:02:56-04
Confirmed tornado touches down near Grand Rapids

A confirmed tornado touched down in the city of Wyoming near Grand Rapids on Saturday afternoon, according to WZZM. 

At 2:23 p.m., a trained spotter reported a tornado in Ottawa County, according to the National Weather Service. 

WZZM is reporting that trees and power lines are down and homes are damaged, with the worst of the damage being south of Grand Rapids and into Kentwood and Wyoming.

Other reports from trained NWS spotters included debris in the air in Grandville, trees down and house damage near Fennville in Allegan County and a roof torn off near Bangor in Van Buren County. All are in western Michigan.

According to WZZM, the all-clear was given to Grand Rapids, Wyoming and Kentwood just before 3:15 p.m.