Shiawassee County hit by 2 tornadoes, dozens of homes damaged

By Jason Colthorp - Anchor/Reporter, Dane Sager Kelly - Web Producer

Authorities say two tornadoes swept through mid-Michigan, damaging homes and knocking out power to thousands.

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Both tornadoes touched down just after 7 p.m. One homeowner said he had mere minutes of warning before having to get his family to safety. His wife didn't believe him at first, but she eventually realized he was serious and he carried her to their basement.

The house suffered significant damage, but there were no injuries.

The National Weather Service are surveying the damage to the area to learn how powerful the tornadoes were. 

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