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Tornadoes Rip Through Michigan, Destroy or Damage Over 100 Homes
Yahoo via ABC ^ | 16 Mar 2012 | KEVIN DOLAK

Posted on 03/16/2012 9:46:49 AM PDT by shove_it

Three reported tornadoes tore through southeastern Michigan Thursday, destroying 13 homes and leaving 105 houses significantly damaged, while downing power lines, sparking fires and flooding streets in Dexter, Mich. Sheriff's spokesman Derrick Jackson said there were no reports of serious injuries or fatalities.

A tornado touchdown was reported in Dexter and the surrounding area northwest of Ann Arbor, Michigan Thursday night, according to Marc Breckenridge, director of Emergency Management for Washtenaw County. The National Weather Service said a "significant'' tornado touched down in Washtenaw County at about 5:15 p.m., and there were over 200 reports of severe weather Thursday from Tennessee through Michigan.

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1 posted on 03/16/2012 9:46:53 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it; cripplecreek

CC,

You OK Bud?


2 posted on 03/16/2012 9:48:12 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
Still waiting to hear from many Michigan Freepers in that area. I know the power was still out in much of northern Washtenaw county.

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3 posted on 03/16/2012 9:49:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I used to live outside Dexter.


4 posted on 03/16/2012 9:50:23 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: shove_it

The storms were just starting to form here so we got thunder lightning and rain. We didn’t even have much wind here. I’m about 20 miles southwest of where the bad stuff was.


5 posted on 03/16/2012 9:51:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 1rudeboy

It appears that the bulk of our Michigan FReepers are over that way.


6 posted on 03/16/2012 9:52:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: shove_it
My tornado/foul weather self-help bag includes: flashlight, extra batteries, extra eye glasses, first aid kit, issue pancho/half-tent, parachute cord, water, lighter, 3 MREs, ham radio handi-talki, Leatherman, shot record, list of emergency telephone numbers and other assorted useful stuff.

Prayers up for those affected. It SUCKS to walk outside after a storm and see massive damage from winds.

/johnny

7 posted on 03/16/2012 9:54:06 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cripplecreek
Glad you're OK. Can't say I recall a tornado in Michigan.
8 posted on 03/16/2012 9:56:40 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: cripplecreek
We're in Livingston county, south of Howell. We caught the northern part of the storm, it was really going with strong thunder. When the sirens went off I think my heart stopped for a moment. I'm really glad no-one was killed.
9 posted on 03/16/2012 9:57:47 AM PDT by al44
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To: shove_it
That was a nasty storm! Here's the radar signature - notice the pronounced hook echo, like something you'd see in the Plains:

Should be an interesting Spring!

10 posted on 03/16/2012 9:57:50 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour)
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To: shove_it

One hit the Cabela’s store in Dundee a couple of years ago.


11 posted on 03/16/2012 9:59:01 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: shove_it

Last night’s thread.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2859668/posts


12 posted on 03/16/2012 9:59:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: shove_it
I dodged a bullet here. The sirens were going crazy and I got some hail, but didn't see a funnel cloud or hear a freight train. I'm almost due east of Dexter and got a little nervous hearing the words "Tornado Warning. Touchdown in Dexter." I heard there was another funnel cloud near Dominos Farms just SE of me.
13 posted on 03/16/2012 10:04:49 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: shove_it

Black sky north and east. Lightning was impressive! Tornado sirens sounded three times here. Shades of Palm Sunday 1965—it just felt like it all day. WAY too close.


14 posted on 03/16/2012 10:05:51 AM PDT by madison10
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To: TonyInOhio
I'm in the bottom left corner of the map in Norvell, Dexter is in the top right corner.

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15 posted on 03/16/2012 10:06:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Lakeshark

Not in your area, right?


16 posted on 03/16/2012 10:11:22 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
My tornado/foul weather self-help bag includes: flashlight, extra batteries, extra eye glasses, first aid kit, issue pancho/half-tent, parachute cord, water, lighter, 3 MREs, ham radio handi-talki, Leatherman, shot record, list of emergency telephone numbers and other assorted useful stuff. Prayers up for those affected. It SUCKS to walk outside after a storm and see massive damage from winds.

Here in Oklahoma we also include a shotgun and ammo in order to guard against the looters.

17 posted on 03/16/2012 10:53:19 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: 1rudeboy

When I lived in Michigan we were good for about three close calls per year with tornadoes.


18 posted on 03/16/2012 11:03:50 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Darksheare; cripplecreek
We lived right outside of Dexter for some twenty plus years, lots of friends still do. The good news is no one is hurt. The area has been without power, water, etc., much like N’warlins was. Strange, no looting, raping or violence there........
19 posted on 03/16/2012 11:40:31 AM PDT by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: cripplecreek
my area was under a warning but just got lots of thunder, hate lightening so I don't know if there was any of that.(I didn't look and kept my shades down) Thunder used to make my dog nervous, but since she has gone deaf, she slept through the storm...satellite was only out for about 15 minutes.
20 posted on 03/16/2012 11:44:27 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Lakeshark; cripplecreek

Good to hear from you.

Yeah, Odd that.
Might be the difference in cooking.
Yeah, that’s it.


21 posted on 03/16/2012 11:57:14 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

Beautiful day today. 70 degrees and sunny with a light breeze.


22 posted on 03/16/2012 12:12:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

46 and cloudy where I am at.


23 posted on 03/16/2012 12:14:18 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: madison10
I remember that! It was my oldest sister's Confirmation day. We had company and it was pouring outside. We lived in Detroit at the time. Our relatives from northwest Ohio were there. Their cottage on a lake just outside of Hillsdale, MI had a hole put in the roof when a tree fell on it. They were very fortunate. A new cottage across the road, probably 80 feet away, was totally destroyed along with others along the lake shore. I think, if you go for a walk in the woods there, you can still see the foundations of a few of those cottages.

My daughter has an attic apartment just east of U of M's campus. She and her cat were down in the basement of the house and she was texting me for updates. I was trying to keep track of the different storm cells, which were heading all different directions, and give her an idea about whether her car was going to be safe from the hail. She had wondered earlier in the day if she should pay to park it in a structure until the storm past. She got heavy rain and small, non-damaging hail, so she was ok. She did have to drive to work near the sports complex during the tail end of the storm. Meanwhile, here in Plymouth, it got very dark and we had some rain, but that was it.

24 posted on 03/16/2012 3:08:56 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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