Lapeer County Tornado Statistics

County Date Time (EST) Type EF-Scale Deaths Injuries $$ $$ (crops)
LAPEER  08/15/51 3:00 PM Tornado  1 0 0 25000 0
LAPEER  06/08/53 9:15 PM Tornado  5 1 59 25000000 0
LAPEER  06/08/53 10:30 PM Tornado  4 0 0 250000
LAPEER  08/07/68 3:30 AM Tornado  1 0 0 25000 0
LAPEER  06/02/71 4:12 PM Tornado  1 0 0 -99 -99
LAPEER  04/01/73 3:55 PM Tornado  1 0 0 0 0
LAPEER  07/04/77 10:25 PM Tornado  1 0 0 250000 0
LAPEER  04/11/78 2:36 PM Tornado  0 0 0 0 0
LAPEER  06/12/78 2:36 PM Tornado  0 0 0 0 0
LAPEER  06/27/83 12:25 AM Tornado  1 0 0 250000 0
LAPEER  07/19/86 10:45 PM Tornado  1 0 0 3000 0
LAPEER  07/25/88 6:50 PM Tornado  0 0 0 0 0
LAPEER  06/21/96 11:50 PM Tornado  1 0 0 0 0
LAPEER  07/02/97 4:15 PM Tornado  1 0 0 200000 0
LAPEER  05/06/99 2:50 PM Tornado  0 0 0 0 0
LAPEER  05/23/99 4:51 PM Tornado  1 0 0 45000 0
LAPEER  05/21/01 4:02 PM Tornado  0 0 0 135000 0
LAPEER  6/8/2003 6:34 PM Tornado  0 0 0 0 0
LAPEER  5/14/04 5:03 PM Tornado  0 0 0 0 0
LAPEER  8/24/2007 5:16 PM Tornado  1 0 0 1000000 0
LAPEER  3/15/2012 5:49 PM Tornado  2 0 0 500000 0

STRONGEST TORNADOES:

The strongest tornadoes in Lapeer County occurred on June 8, 1953. The first, known as the Flint- Beecher tornado, resulted in considerable damage and loss of life as it moved through northern Genesee County and parts of Lapeer County, mainly south and southeast of Columbiaville. Though no one was reported to be killed in Lapeer County from this tornado, 59 were injured with damage estimated at over $5 million. This tornado was categorized as an EF5 (out of 5) on the Fujita scale with a mean width of nearly 1/2-mile.
In a truly remarkable twist of irony, a tornado again struck the county on June 8, 2003. This EF0 tornado resulted in only negligible damage with no deaths nor injuries.

On the same night and from the same storm system, another tornado developed in Lapeer County and moved from near Kings Mill east-northeast into St. Clair County. One death was reported in a home in Goodland Township. Damage was estimated at over $50,000. This tornado was categorized as an EF4 on the Fujita scale, and it also had a mean width of nearly 1/2-mile.

All other tornadoes reported in Lapeer County have been categorized as either EF0 or EF1. On July 2, 1997, an EF1 tornado occurred 4 miles northeast of Columbiaville, resulting in $200,000 damage along the tornado's 1-mile path. The tornado had a width of 1000 yards. This tornado was part of an outbreak of 13 tornadoes in southeast Lower Michigan, the largest number for a single day since records have been kept.

Enhanced Fujita Tornado Scale:

EF0 - Gale Tornado (65-85 mph)
EF1 - Moderate Tornado (86-110 mph)
EF2 - Significant Tornado (111-135 mph)
EF3 - Severe Tornado (136-165 mph)
EF4 - Devastating Tornado (166-200 mph)
EF5 - Incredible Tornado (Over 200 mph)

Statistics last updated: December 16th, 2014


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.
  • Web Site Owner:
  • National Weather Service
  • Detroit/Pontiac, MI Weather Forecast Office
  • 9200 White Lake Road
  • White Lake, MI 48386
  • 248-620-9804
  • Page Author: DTX Webmaster
  • Web Master's E-mail: w-dtx.webmaster@noaa.gov
  • Page last modified: 25-Jan-2010 4:43 PM UTC