EF-2 tornado in Port Austin rips roofs from homes, uproots trees and destroys barn

PORT AUSTIN, Michigan (WXYZ) — An EF-2 tornado touched down in northern Huron County on Saturday, reaching parts of Port Austin, according to a storm survey by the National Weather Service.

The tornado moved top speeds of 120 mph and covered nearly 11 miles, lasting just 11 minutes after being touched at 5:49 p.m.

The last tornado to hit Huron County was an EF-0 level on Nov. 6, 2015, according to the National Weather Service.

Saturday’s tornado caused damage to barns and outbuildings. It also damaged six houses and removed the roofs of three of those houses. A barn was completely destroyed, as well as two garages in the area.

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