Storms damage northern Michigan, more on the way

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Storms damage northern Michigan, twister spotted near Hancock The National Weather Service confirmed a funnel cloud near Hancock. Post to Facebook Storms damage northern Michigan, twister spotted near Hancock The National Weather Service confirmed a funnel cloud near Hancock. Check out this story on Freep.com: https://on.freep.com/2PHVfud Cancel Send A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 2 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Storms damage northern Michigan, twister spotted near Hancock John Wisely and Georgea Kovanis , Detroit Free Press Published 1:48 p.m. ET Aug. 28, 2018 | Updated 5:22 p.m. ET Aug. 28, 2018 The National Weather Service confirmed a funnel cloud near Hancock in the Upper Peninsula Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo: Wayne Siira) CONNECT 2 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Damaging storms ripped across the Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan Monday night, knocking down trees, downing power lines and causing other problems. The National Weather Service confirmed a funnel cloud near Hancock. “I was looking up at the sky above me, I could see the lower clouds were spinning the opposite direction of the ones above them,” said Wayne Siira, 36, of Franklin Township, just outside Hancock. “You never see that kind thing up there.” Siira stopped to photograph the cloud as it moved across the sky, but then a pelting rain convinced him to head for home. His home was spared, but he said tree limbs were down across the area and he had to chase his daughter’s wagon down the street as the wind tried to steal it. More on freep.com: Police: Man killed in shootout with Iron Mountain officer The weather service has issued a warning that more storms are on the way. Another round of storms — called a quasi-linear convective system — are scheduled to rip through the central west portion of the lower Michigan late Tuesday afternoon and into Tuesday evening, according to the National Weather Service in White Lake Township. “They’ve had a couple of rounds of storms go through, they’ve had some heavy rain,’’ said meteorologist Trent Frey. “With the QLCS, there’s a chance (for) some damaging winds and some torrential rains as well.” Consumers Energy reported that about 14,500 customers remained without power from the storms as of 1 p.m. Tuesday. Most of the sporadic outages were on a path running northeast from Ludington through the Kalkaska area and into Gaylord.
A storm that passed through Gaylord ripped the roof off this warehouse Aug. 28, 2018. (Photo: Ashley Coon) Ashley Coon, 31, of Gaylord said her phone sounded a severe weather alert about 2 a.m. when the storm rolled through. Her house wasn’t damaged, but the warehouse at her employer, Great Lakes Marine, was.
Overnight storms pushed in the doors and ripped off the roof of a warehouse at Great Lakes Marine in Gaylord, Aug. 28, 2018. (Photo: Ashley Coon) “The two front doors were blown in and a section of roof was ripped off,” Coon said. The company is a distributor for decks and boat hoists. One of its products, a 4-foot by 10-section of dock, weighs 120 pounds. “One of those was thrown about 80 yards,” Coon said. “It’s bizarre how the storm hit in certain areas, but not others.” Coon said she hoped the next round of storms will be less severe. Contact John Wisely: 313-222-6825 or [email protected] On Twitter @jwisely CONNECT 2 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Share your feedback to help improve our site experience! From The USA TODAY NETWORK These sites are part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. Their content is produced independently from our newsrooms. More Stories

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