Tornadoes Pummel Rural Michigan

More than 100 homes damaged, but no injuries so far
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2012 9:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – Tornados ripped through rural Michigan last night, northwest of Ann Arbor, damaging up to 125 homes, reports the AP. But despite widespread damage in many townships, no reports of serious injuries or fatalities have surfaced. (The AP account begins with a police officer seeing a hand sticking out from rubble, then pulling an elderly man to safety.) "We're getting absolutely hammered," a fire captain in Monroe County said last night. "We have funnel clouds spotted all around us."

Emergency crews were going door-to-door through storm-hit neighborhoods, looking for people who might have been injured, and officials recommended that people with power stay in their homes until the storms pass. "I've always wanted to see a tornado," said a 51-year-old insulation engineer who stopped driving to take pictures with his cell phone. "Not that someone would get hurt, but the majesty of it."

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