GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A tornado hit West Michigan during the recent wave of storms this week.
The National Weather Service out of Grand Rapids reported Friday morning that surveys found evidence of a weak tornado touching down near Dorr in Allegan County Wednesday night. The NWS says it was likely on the ground for just a short period of time.
FOX 17 Meteorologists spotted possible rotation in that area Wednesday while covering the severe thunderstorms moving through the area.
As of Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has confirmed the tornado. It is rated as an EF-0, with maximum sustained winds reaching between 65 and 85 miles per hour. The tornado traveled through the Dorr area for about three miles, with a path width of about 100 yards.
Destruction was reported between 21st Street and 26th Street. One outbuilding was destroyed, a large irrigation structure was knocked over, and there were reports of tree and roof damage.
The Dorr area was one of the hardest hit in West Michigan, with several trees damaging homes and property.
As of Friday morning, more than 150,000 customers of Consumers Energy remain without power because of those storms.