Twister kills not less than one and causes havoc in Michigan city

Aftermath of twister in Gaylord, Michigan, Might 20, 2022. Courtesy of Michigan State Police

Twister kills not less than one and causes havoc in Michigan city

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Might 20, 06:59 PM Might 20, 06:59 PM

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At least one individual was killed and a number of individuals have been injured after a twister tore by way of Gaylord, Michigan, severely damaging buildings in its path, state officers confirmed.

“It destroyed many [businesses] and brought on heavy harm in a trailer park,” state officers mentioned, in keeping with meteorologist Jacqui Jeras. “There’s one fatality thus far (extra attainable), together with many accidents.”


Blake Harms, a meteorologist for WLNS-TV in Lansing, mentioned gasoline leaks have additionally been reported at homes broken by the twister. Passion Foyer and different companies have moreover been broken.

“Otsego County scanner — Gaylord space — could be very noisy after a dangerous twister moved by way of,” Harms tweeted. “Gasoline leaks being reported at broken homes, Passion Foyer and different companies sustained heavy harm, accidents being reported.”

Details about the a number of reported accidents has not been launched, though Michigan State Police mentioned it’s sending assets to the world, in keeping with MLive. The twister handed by way of the city at 3:40 p.m. and was persevering with northeast at 50 mph.

State police have additionally requested that individuals keep away from the Gaylord space as a consequence of fallen timber and energy strains which have created harmful conditions.

Photographs shared on social media present fallen timber and harm to buildings and trailers. One automobile was reportedly flipped over, and hail was additionally described.

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Gaylord is a city of 4,000 residents and is the county seat of Otsego County.

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