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STRONGEST TORNADOES: Enhanced Fujita Tornado Scale: EF0 - Gale Tornado (65-85 mph) Statistics last updated: December 18th, 2012
The strongest tornado since 1950 in Livingston County occurred on July 4, 1957. This tornado was categorized as an EF4 (out of 5) on the Fujita scale. The tornado moved from just southeast of Brighton to just west of Novi in Oakland County. Though no one was killed in either county as a result of this tornado, 4 injuries resulted in Livingston County. Damage was estimated at between $50,000 and $500,000, with several houses destroyed or damaged in the tornado's path.
Two tornadoes in Livingston County have been categorized as EF3. One occurred on June 8, 1953 and injured 7 as it moved across the far eastern part of the county, just west of Milford in Oakland County. In a truly remarkable twist of irony, a tornado again struck the county on June 8, 2003. This EF1 tornado resulted in some property damage, but no deaths nor injuries were reported. The other occurred on May 11, 1974, around the community of Hell. Though the tornado travelled less than a mile, one person was killed, with 3 houses destroyed and around 15 houses damaged. All other tornadoes in Livingston County have been either EF2, EF1, or EF0.
The last tornado to injure anyone in Livingston County occurred on June 15, 1982. The tornado was an EF2, and 2 motorists were injured as the tornado travelled from 3 miles east of Pinckney to 2 miles northwest of Hamburg. The EF1 tornado on July 2, 1997 was part an outbreak of 13 tornadoes in southeast Lower Michigan, the largest number for a single day since records have been kept.
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)
Enhanced Fujita Tornado Scale:
EF0 - Gale Tornado (65-85 mph)
Statistics last updated: December 18th, 2012