GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — A second particular person died in a uncommon twister that hit a small group in northern Michigan, state police stated Saturday.
The particular person was of their 70s and lived in a cell house park, Lt. Derrick Carroll stated.
The twister struck Gaylord, a metropolis of about 4,200 individuals roughly 230 miles (370 kilometers) northwest of Detroit, round 3:45 p.m. Friday.
More than 40 individuals have been injured.
The Nottingham cell house park, among the many first websites hit by the twister, had “95% destruction,” Otsego County Fire Chief Chris Martin stated.
“There have been trailers picked up and turned over on top of each other. Just a very large debris field,” Martin stated. “Crews are in there right now doing a secondary search with heavy equipment.”
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for the county, making additional state assets out there to the county.
Extreme spring winds are unusual within the space as a result of the Great Lakes suck power out of storms, particularly early within the season when the lakes are very chilly, stated Jim Keysor, a Gaylord-based meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
“Many kids and young adults would have never experienced any direct severe weather if they had lived in Gaylord their entire lives,” he stated.