Tornadoes in northern Michigan leave at least one person dead and 44 others injured

Saturday, May 21, 2022
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A Tornado Affects Gaylord‚ Michigan

A tornado has struck northern Michigan‚ causing widespread damage. There are at least 23 confirmed victims in Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord and one death. Consumers Energy says most power is expected to be restored by late Saturday night. The governor has declared a state of emergency. The state is sending resources to Otsego County to help with the recovery process.

Authorities said that one person was killed and multiple others were hurt in the tornado-like destruction of northern Michigan on Friday afternoon. Munson Healthcare spokesmen confirmed the existence of one fatality and 44 serious injuries. A spokesperson for Munson Healthcare could not comment on the extent of injuries. Four hospitals are treating the injured. Otsego Memorial Hospital has admitted 23 people‚ Grayling Hospital admits 12 and McLaren Northern Michigan Petoskey receives eight‚ McLaren Northern Michigan Petoskey takes 8 patients‚ Munson Medical Center Traverse City sees one. Michigan Governor. On Friday‚ Gretchen Whitmer made a declaration in emergency for Otsego County. Michiganders can be tough. Our resilience is our strength. We are resilient. She stated on Twitter that there is no problem we cannot overcome together. The Michigan State Police Seventh District confirmed that there was a tornado in Otsego County. Roads are blocked by trees and powerlines. Agency: Multiple damaged homes and businesses.

Stay out of the Gaylord vicinity. There are emergency crews available. PHOTO: This image‚ provided by Steven Bischer shows damage following an apparent tornado that struck Gaylord (Michigan) on May 20‚ 2022.PHOTO: This image‚ provided by Steven Bischer shows damage following an apparent tornado that struck Gaylord (Michigan) on May 20‚ 2022. According to state police‚ there were extensive damage in the region. More: Record breaking March for the most severe tornadoes State police advised Gaylord residents to stay put until Saturday morning due to an ongoing emergency. PHOTO: This image‚ provided by Steven Bischer shows damage following an apparent tornado that struck Gaylord (Michigan) on May 20‚ 2022. The scene was captured in images that showed damaged roofs‚ leveled buildings and downed trees‚ as well as cars being flipped.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the people and businesses that were affected by the severe weather and tornadoes in Gaylord.

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The entire Gaylord community of Michigan is here for you. We'll do whatever it takes to help you rebuild. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer‚ @GovWhitmer.

Whitmer shared his heart on Twitter‚ saying that his heart went out to all the small businesses and families affected by the severe weather and tornado in Gaylord. Michigan stands with the Gaylord community. We'll do whatever it takes to help you rebuild. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the area through the night.

It is impossible to rule out a tornado in the larger area. This report was contributed by William Gretsky. tornadoes in northern michigan leave at least one person dead and 44 others injured originally appeared on abcnewsgocom