VERNON, Mich. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Shiawassee County.
Michigan State Police say as many as 70 homes were damaged in the county but luckily no injuries.
The White Lake-based weather service says a tornado touched down at 7:03 p.m. Thursday in Vernon, about 21 miles (33.79 kilometers) southwest of Flint. Officials say the same tornado touched down in nearby Durand at about 7:05 p.m.
Severe weather also was reported in nearby Genesee County.
Weather service officials say an unconfirmed tornado in Flushing, near Flint in Genesee County, reportedly touched down at 7:12 p.m.
The tornadic activity happened on a day that also included severe thunderstorm warnings, watches, flooding, high winds and hail throughout lower Michigan.