NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONFIRMS TORNADO TOUCH DOWN IN TUSCOLA COUNTY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN WHITE LAKE HAS CONFIRMED AN F1 TORNADO TOUCH DOWN IN AKRON TOWNSHIP AT 505 PM WEDNESDAY EVENING.

THE ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS WITH THIS TORNADO WERE 95 TO 100 MPH. THE PATH LENGTH OF THE TORNADO WAS ABOUT 1.5 MILES LONG AND ABOUT 100 YARDS WIDE. SEVERAL GRAIN BINS WERE DESTROYED AND A MANUFACTURED HOME WAS PUSHED OFF ITS FOUNDATION NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF CASS CITY ROAD AND FOSS RD.

Map of the tornado path in Akron Township Map of the tornado path in Akron Township. Click on image to enlarge (11kb GIF).
Photograph of a grain bin destroyed by the tornado Photograph of a 20,000 bushel grain bin destroyed by the tornado. The bin tumbled 200 yards across the road, coming to rest in this field. Click on image to enlarge (43kb JPEG).
Photograph of a grain bin destroyed by the tornado Close-up of the same grain bin above. Click on image to enlarge (47kb JPEG).

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