National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in Frenchtown Township

MONROE COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) - The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Frenchtown Township in Monroe County Tuesday night. 

The tornado was rated an EF-1 with estimated winds at 95-100 mph and traveled 4.3 miles. 

According to report, the tornado began weak around 8:23 p.m. cause damage to mainly trees. The storm reached EF-1 strength near Toben and South Stony Creek, removing roofs and blowing out windows of nearby homes. 

Here is how the Weather Service rates tornados: 

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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