IOSCO COUNTY (WJRT) -
(06/17/14) - The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down, Tuesday, in Iosco County.
The severe weather that moved through the area left behind some damage.
Several strong to severe thunderstorms rumbled across Mid-Michigan earlier Tuesday, mainly north of the Saginaw Valley, prompting a tornado warning for Ogemaw County around 11 a.m.
The EF1 tornado touched down in Hale around lunch time.
The twister, packing up to 100 mph winds, lasted only a minute or two, but still managed to produce a good amount of damage.
"Well, it's confined, pretty much to a four block area of the business district of Hale. Some businesses lost their roofs. Some large trees brought down some major power lines, limiting the electricity in the city. And there was a large potato chip delivery vehicle that was flipped over by the wind. And a couple of vehicles lost their windows out of their automobiles," said Allan MacGregor, Iosco County Sheriff.
No injuries from have been reported, and no additional severe weather is in the area, giving local residents a chance to begin clean-up efforts and utility crews time to get the power back on.