NWS confirms tornado in Ottawa County during June 26 severe storms

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    NWS confirms tornado in Ottawa County during June 26 severe storms

    The worst damage was found near Fillmore Street between 108th and 104th Avenue. Winds in that area reached 75 to 85 mph at its peak.

    OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Ottawa County during the severe storms that moved their way across West Michigan on June 26. 

    A damage survey conducted by the NWS revealed a broken path of small and medium limbs down as well as several locations of trees uprooted, indicating winds of 55 to 77 mph. 

    The worst damage was found near Fillmore Street between 108th and 104th Avenue. Winds in that area reached 75 to 85 mph at its peak.

    According to the NWS, one building had a garage door blown off, causing a section of roof to follow. Trees on and near the property had also been uprooted and lawn furniture thrown across the property.

    The NWS classified this tornado as an EF-0. Winds would have had to reach at least 86 mph to be considered an EF1.

    During the June 26 storms, 4 tornados were confirmed, two of which happened in Ionia County. 

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