60 homes destroyed after tornadoes hit Shiawassee County

Posted at 8:12 AM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 15:23:51-04

Authorities say two tornadoes swept through mid-Michigan, damaging homes and knocking out power to thousands.

Local officials say overall, 60 homes were damaged. Twelve were destroyed and one minor injury was reported.

Severe weather also moved through nearby Genesee County, where a mobile home park was damaged. Park resident Eric Wichert told the winds "got really bad, really strong." Weather service officials say an unconfirmed tornado reportedly touched down nearby in the Flushing area at 7:12 p.m.

Lower Michigan also saw severe thunderstorm warnings, watches, flooding, high winds and hail as a late-winter storm system trekked across the Midwest.

All power is expected to be restored by 3 p.m. tomorrow.

View thermal images of storm damage from MSP below: