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Police report 2nd death from tornado in northern Michigan

Tornado Michigan
Posted at 10:29 AM, May 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-21 11:32:34-04

GAYLORD, Mich. — Police say a second person died in a rare tornado that hit a small community in northern Michigan.

Lt. Derrick Carroll says the person was in their 70s and lived in a mobile home park.

No other details have been released.

The tornado struck Gaylord, a city of about 4,200 people, on Friday afternoon. It's roughly 230 miles northwest of Detroit.

More than 40 people were injured.

The Nottingham mobile home park was among the first sites hit by the tornado.

Experts say extreme spring winds are uncommon in the area because the Great Lakes suck energy out of storms, especially early in the season when the lakes are very cold.