A Tornado Tore Through Mid-Michigan on Thurs., March 14th

@kobesbuddy (66235)
East Tawas, Michigan
March 15, 2019 10:57am CST
Last evening, we had a severe weather report plastered all over the television screen, for about an hour. There was turbulence located in Mid-Michigan, on the S.E. corner of Lewanee Country. A tornado was spotted on the ground near Owosso and Durand, with residents being forewarned to retreat to a safe area of their home, between 7:00- 7:45 PM. Two homes were reportedly hit by this tornado, but no injuries or fatalities have been reported at this time. Photo:NOT MINE, Borrowed from Pixabay
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• Rupert, Idaho
15 Mar
That sounds so scary! That's good that no injuries or fatalities were reported, hope everyone is okay!
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@kobesbuddy (66235)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Mar
Two homes were damaged badly, but no lives were lost. I'm so glad, too!
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• Rupert, Idaho
15 Mar
@kobesbuddy That's awful that the homes were damaged badly, that would be hard for those families....but amazing that no lives were lost!
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@kobesbuddy (66235)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Mar
@MommyOfEli2013 Usually the lives are lost, when a tornado passes through during the night.
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@arunima25 (13607)
• Bangalore, India
15 Mar
Good that there was no loss of life or any casualties. Nature can really be furious at times.
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@kobesbuddy (66235)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Mar
That area of Michigan where it happened, they get a tornado every year.
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@arunima25 (13607)
• Bangalore, India
16 Mar
@kobesbuddy Some areas are prone to it and also used to it.
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@kobesbuddy (66235)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Mar
@arunima25 One lady has rebuilt her home twice, I'd never do that! Instead, my home would be built somewhere else!
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@alberello75 (21265)
• Genova, Italy
16 Mar
You see. Where I come from, no arrive tornadoes, precisely due to a geographical issue. However, as huge can your state of Michigan may be, I believe it may have been warned by you (You understood not only as "you", your person, but as your local population) . In addition to seeing the news on television, I believe.
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@kobesbuddy (66235)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Mar
They finally discovered that 3 tornadoes touched down, at about the same time. Other areas were badly damaged, but no lives were lost. Everyone was alerted, to these dangers before they happened.
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@alberello75 (21265)
• Genova, Italy
16 Mar
@kobesbuddy Important that there were no fatalities! How did the situation end up anyway?
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@kobesbuddy (66235)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Mar
@alberello75 Now they are investigating 3 tornadoes that touched down. Two of them hadn't been reported, by the people of those communities.
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@jobelbojel (11061)
• Philippines
16 Mar
That tornado is scary. I have seen some videos of tornado on YT.
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@kobesbuddy (66235)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Mar
I think there were 3 that touched down, and did quite a bit of damage.
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@jobelbojel (11061)
• Philippines
16 Mar
@kobesbuddy be safe always.
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@kobesbuddy (66235)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Mar
@jobelbojel Thank you and you do the same, also:)
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@1hopefulman (38544)
• Canada
15 Mar
Sorry to hear that! Do you have a place in your home that can protect your family if you were hit by a tornado?
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@kobesbuddy (66235)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Mar
We have a nice spacious crawl space, underneath our home. It would be the safest place to go, in case a tornado was local.
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@1hopefulman (38544)
• Canada
16 Mar
@kobesbuddy If I lived where there were tornados, I would make sure I had something very close to home where I could if a warning sounded.
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@kobesbuddy (66235)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Mar
@1hopefulman Yes, and in a crawl space or basement beneath a home, people are sheltered from flying debris and falling trees.
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@just4him (144468)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Mar
That's terrible. I hope no one was hurt by the tornado.
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@kobesbuddy (66235)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Mar
Today they are reporting that 3 tornadoes went through, but two hadn't been photographed or reported until the next day. A lot of damage was done, in those communities.
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@just4him (144468)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Mar
@kobesbuddy I'm sorry you had three damaging tornadoes.
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@kobesbuddy (66235)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11h
@just4him Actually, they didn't hit anywhere near our city. But, probably about 75-80 miles from us.
@Corbin5 (134152)
• United States
15 Mar
Thank goodness there were no injuries or loss of life. We have had warnings here but none have ever touched down in our area.
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@kobesbuddy (66235)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Mar
A lady got a picture of this one, moving across the ground. She was warned, to take shelter immediately!
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@Corbin5 (134152)
• United States
15 Mar
@kobesbuddy That is one scary photo.
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@kobesbuddy (66235)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Mar
@Corbin5 Those tornadoes throw objects and debris in every direction!
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@DianneN (108801)
• United States
15 Mar
Glad there were no injuries or fatalities.
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@kobesbuddy (66235)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Mar
Last evening, they said that two homes had been damaged, by this turbulence.
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@DianneN (108801)
• United States
17 Mar
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• China
16 Mar
Happily there were no injuries or deaths in the areas buffeted by tornado! Is the severe weather the rule at this time of the year ?
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@kobesbuddy (66235)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Mar
Yes, tornado season in Michigan starts in the spring and ends after the fall season.
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@sugartoes (46062)
• Greencastle, Indiana
15 Mar
yeah we ended up getting some of that weather at our place but thank god it didn't do no damage just heavy winds & hard rain.
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@kobesbuddy (66235)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Mar
I think this tornado tore apart two homes, that's all that I've heard.
@Tina30219 (40459)
• Onaway, Michigan
15 Mar
Wow hope everyone was ok
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@kobesbuddy (66235)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Mar
There was a warning sent out, to the residents in that area.
@Courtlynn (60360)
• United States
16 Mar
That's so scary. Glad no one was hurt or killed.