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Huron County tornado destroys homes, causes power outage

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Teresa Homsi
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A tornado in Huron County reportedly injured six people, destroyed dozens of homes and left nearly two thousand people without power. 

 

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado bringing winds up to 120 mph touched down in Port Austin early Saturday evening.

The Huron County sheriff said the tornado’s path was approximately three and a half miles long.

Since the tornado hit, volunteers have mobilized and businesses opened up their services to help out anyone in need, in an outpour of local support.
 

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DTE lineworkers hoist a beam for new power lines June 28 on Grindstone Road in Port Austin.

Residents are currently working to clean up debris and help the community rebuild.

DTE estimates power will be restored around midnight on Monday for the remaining 700 people without electricity.

This story was produced as part of the Michigan News Group internship. Teresa is based at the Huron Daily Tribune