LIVE BLOG: Strong Storms Move Through West Michigan

From FOX 17′s Leigh Ann Towne on Jericho Road in Rockford: “Trees
toppled like toothpicks in #KentCounty. Days of clean up ahead.”

 

EMAIL US YOUR PICTURES, VIDEO AND STORM REPORTS TO NEWS@FOX17ONLINE.COM

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Norton Shores

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Turned over pivot near Edmore

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From Kathy Bremmer: Storm damage in Cedar Springs. The roof was taken off Len Allington’s building at the corner of Main and Maple St. And a large pine tree was uprooted in the cemetery, taking the electrical lines and cemetery sign with it. The last photo is showing the size of the hail, a quarter in this case.

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Lightening near Muskegon Saturday night

agillfillan April 13, 201411:33 AM

Mecosta County news release:

PUBLIC ADVISORY RELEASE

NEWS
RELEASE NUMBER     04-01

FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April
13, 2014/11:30 AM

SUBJECT:
Power Lines Down/Flood Warning/Damage Reporting

 

  • Power line warning: Numerous
    power lines are down in Mecosta County. The Mecosta County Road Commission
    has reported 5 road closures due to lines across roads or washouts,
    additional closures are likely. Please observe road closures and find
    alternate routes. Any intersection with a non-functioning traffic control
    device should be treated as a four way stop.

 

  • Flood
    Warning: The National Weather Service has issued, until 10:00 PM today, a
    flood warning for Mecosta County.
    Please remember: Do not drive
    your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water
    depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely due to unseen
    washouts. Vehicles caught in rising water should be abandoned quickly. Immediately
    move to higher ground.

 

While evacuations are
considered unlikely, additional rain is forecast and residents living near
rivers or streams should monitor the water levels and seek higher ground if
necessary.

 

Flooding that is
threatening buildings or roads may be reported to the Meceola Central Dispatch
by dialing 911.

 

  • Damage
    Reporting: Damage to buildings damage may be reported to Mecosta County
    Damage Assessment at 231-592-0108.
agillfillan April 13, 201411:30 AM

Eilers Road gives way in Montague between Cook and Besser Ct.

agillfillan April 13, 201410:16 AM

From FOX 17′s Leigh Ann Towne on Jericho Road in Rockford: “Trees
toppled like toothpicks in #KentCounty. Days of clean up ahead.”

agillfillan April 13, 201410:15 AM

From FOX 17’s Leigh Ann Towne on Jericho Road in Rockford: “Trees toppled like toothpicks in #KentCounty. Days of clean up ahead.”

agillfillan April 13, 201410:14 AM

From FOX 17’s Leigh Ann Towne on Jericho Road in Rockford, “Trees toppled like toothpicks in #KentCounty. Days of clean up ahead.”

kmsmith18 April 13, 201410:09 AM

Rogue River to rise above Flood Stage: http://fox17online.com/2014/04/13/severe-threat-dimishes-flood-threat-increases/#axzz2ykeoAMDp

agillfillan April 13, 201410:07 AM

Getty and Laketon in Muskeogn

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Some flooding in Hesperia…

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What a whopper in Muskegon Heights…

agillfillan April 13, 20149:44 AM

From Great Lakes Energy…
April 13, 2014
9 a.m.
 
Crews continue to restore power to nearly 5,400 members
 
Nearly 5,400 Great Lakes Energy members remain without power Sunday morning following a line of severe thunderstorms that moved across the state Saturday afternoon. Power has been restored to an estimated 3,600 GLE members so far since the storm arrived.
 
Outages are reported in parts of Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola and Otsego counties.
 
The fast-moving storms with lightning and damaging winds that toppled trees into power lines affected a total of nearly 9,000 GLE members in the cooperative’s central and southern counties.
 
Crews will continue work today to restore power to as many GLE members as possible.
 
Current outage information by counties and townships that is updated every 15 minutes can be viewed on the Great Lakes Energy website, http://www.gtlakes.com, by clicking on Storm Central.
 
GLE members are reminded to stay away from downed power lines for their safety and protection.
 
GLE members should report their outage by calling the electric cooperative’s automated, toll-free outage number:  1-800-678-0411.
 
 
Please contact me if you have any questions.

kmsmith18 April 13, 20149:29 AM

STORM REPORT: Vestaburg reporting rainfall of 2.5 inches.

kmsmith18 April 13, 20149:27 AM

Textbook straight line wind damage in Rockford

agillfillan April 13, 20149:21 AM

More damage in Greenville. This time a plane was found overturned…

agillfillan April 13, 20148:38 AM

From Jim in Twin Lake…
“Saturday afternoon 4:01, the tree was split and fell on our home.  One of the branches came into the bedroom.  The crash knocked light bulbs out of a fixture above our dining table where we had recently gotten up from having a first birthday party for our great grand daughter.  Several holes in the roof are now covered with tarps waiting for repairs.”

agillfillan April 13, 20148:28 AM

From the Muskegon Heights Fire Department:

Various crews continue to work clearing debris and restoring
power in Muskegon Heights and surrounding communities. Due to the amount
of damage some will be without power for another 1 to 3 days.

Please stay at least 30 feet from any down power line. Even if you
believe the line is not energized and never touch a down power line.

Address/Location
Muskegon Heights Fire Department
2715 Baker St
Muskegon Heights, MI 49444

kmsmith18 April 13, 20148:27 AM

From Meteorologist Kelly Smith: Heavy rain in the last 24-hours will pose a flooding threat as we head into next week. The Rogue River in Rockford is forecast to crest a foot above flood stage nearing levels of last years April flood.

agillfillan April 13, 20148:18 AM

Boating channel in Holland at Lake Michigan Saturday…

kmsmith18 April 13, 20148:10 AM

STORM REPORT: Newaygo reporting rainfall of 2.63″ in the last 24-hours

agillfillan April 13, 20148:01 AM

FROM CONSUMERS ENERGY:

Consumers Energy Crews
Responding to Multiple Waves of Damaging Thunderstorms Across Michigan

 

            JACKSON, Mich., April, 13, 2014 –
Several waves of thunderstorms starting Saturday afternoon crossing Michigan
have caused interruptions in service to
more than 106,000. Currently
about 95,000 are experiencing an interruption in service.

“We are anticipating more
damaging storm activity today and are asking
everyone to be vigilant about staying away from and
reporting down wires,” said Mary Palkovich, the utility’s vice president of
energy delivery. “Consumers Energy will work around the clock to get everyone’s
lights back as safely and as soon as possible.”

Consumers Energy crews and contract crews worked through the night
to make damaged areas safe, perform restoration work and mobilize to areas
hardest hit by the storm.

As of 6:30 a.m., areas most affected by electric interruptions
were: Bay (915); Clare (500); Clinton (350); Genesee (8,185); Gratiot (1,095); Ionia
(4,820); Isabella (2,170); Kent (13,900); Mason (1,000); Mecosta (12,930); Midland
(675); Missaukee (2,500); Montcalm (7,500); Muskegon (26,750); Newaygo (1,960);
Oakland (920); Oceana (2,380); Osceola (1,350); Ottawa (580) and Shiawassee (6,820).

Consumers Energy is estimating
that a majority of these affected customers will have energy service restored
by late Monday night. This information is also being shared on Consumers
Energy’s Facebook page,
http://www.facebook.com/ConsumersEnergyMichigan.

Consumers Energy is estimating that a majority of these affected
customers will have energy service restored by
Tuesday
night. Residents are encouraged to check regularly
for updated restoration information at the online outage map at
http://www.ConsumersEnergy.com/outagemap. That information is also being shared on Consumers Energy’s
Facebook page,
http://www.facebook.com/ConsumersEnergyMichigan.

Additional storm and power outage information is available at
Consumers Energy’s online outage center,
http://www.ConsumersEnergy.com/outage. Outages can also be reported and restoration information
obtained via Consumers Energy’s online outage map, at
http://www.ConsumersEnergy.com/outagemap. The online outage map may be accessed by both computers and
mobile devices. Customers are encouraged to check the outage map regularly as
estimated power restoration times are always being updated with the latest
information.

Customers who call Consumers Energy to report a power outage are
encouraged to use the utility’s automated reporting option, available at
1-800-477-5050. The service provides restoration information for each
substation and circuit, and can be used to report an outage.

Consumers Energy cautions residents to stay at least 25 feet away
from any downed wires and to report them immediately by calling 9-1-1 or
Consumers Energy at 1-800-477-5050.

The utility also reminds customers to be alert to utility crews
working along roads and urges drivers to take extra precautions in those
situations. In particular, drivers should slow down or stop and wait for
oncoming traffic to clear so they safely can go past utility workers and
equipment on roadsides.

If using a generator, contact a licensed electrician to ensure
that it is properly connected and, for the safety of our line workers, make
certain it is isolated from the utility’s electric distribution system. Never
use a generator in an attached garage, basement or near any air intakes, and
never fuel a generator when it is running.

In some cases, the mast which holds the electric service wires to
a customer’s home or business may have been damaged or torn away. Utility crews
will reconnect the wires to a home, but only a licensed electrician can repair
or replace a mast or a cable.

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal
subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to
6.5 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula
counties.

 

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For more
information about Consumers Energy,
go to
http://www.ConsumersEnergy.com,
join us on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/ConsumersEnergyMichigan
and follow us on Twitter
http://www.twitter.com/ConsumersEnergy.

agillfillan April 13, 20147:54 AM

From Cindi Vandusen-Krepps in Sparta: “The storm wiped out Bob’s Dads farm.
Wow! I can’t believe this is what I came home to find! The wind is unreal! At least the donkeys are safe!”

kmsmith18 April 13, 20147:35 AM

STORM REPORT: 2.82 inches of rain was measured in the last 24-hours in Hesperia. 1.11 inches since midnight and more is on the way this evening.

agillfillan April 13, 20147:32 AM

Here is the Consumers Energy Outage map… http://www.consumersenergy.com/outagemap

kmsmith18 April 13, 20147:26 AM

From Meteorologist Kelly Smith: Heaviest rain is moving out of West Michigan. Heavy rains return later tonight with an additional 1 to 2 inches possible.

agillfillan April 13, 20147:13 AM

Saturday afternoon in Cedar Springs area…. 

kmsmith18 April 13, 20146:58 AM

FOX17’s Leigh Ann Towne is live in Rockford. Here is the back edge of storms moving east

agillfillan April 13, 20146:47 AM

FOX 17’s Leigh Ann Towne reporting in Rockford…

agillfillan April 13, 20146:34 AM

Here’s a look at the Consumers Energy power outage map… http://www.consumersenergy.com/outagemap

agillfillan April 13, 20146:27 AM

Pea-size hail coming down in northeast Grand Rapids right now.

agillfillan April 13, 20146:24 AM

Hail in Greenville…
 

agillfillan April 13, 20146:22 AM

Silver Lake…

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Comstock Park…

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Hail in Hesperia…

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Sparta hail damage from Saturday…

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Bailey, just north of Casnovia…

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Picture from Lakeview in Montcalm County Saturday night…

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Roosevelt Park in Muskegon County…

agillfillan April 13, 20145:56 AM

One Hail of a Storm in Cedar Springs…

http://tribwxmi.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/video4.mov

agillfillan April 13, 20145:30 AM

Traffic signals out across West Michigan…

http://fox17online.com/2014/04/13/traffic-signals-out-around-west-michigan/#axzz2yi6NsVAZ

kmsmith18 April 13, 20144:11 AM

Storms continue in the north, but another round is expected later on this morning. We will live track the storms and bring you a flooding update starting at 5 AM

agillfillan April 12, 201411:01 PM

Damage to a home in Shelby

agillfillan April 12, 201410:55 PM

FOX 17’s Troy Campbell reports from Fruitport Township…

http://tribwxmi.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/img_0974.mov

agillfillan April 12, 201410:53 PM

MUST SEE video out of Cedar Springs…

http://tribwxmi.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/video3.mov

agillfillan April 12, 201410:43 PM

FROM Kim Raih in Greenville..
“Pictures in Greenville today about 45 minutes before the storm hit. Meijer parking lot.”

agillfillan April 12, 201410:41 PM

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Photos from Muskegon…

agillfillan April 12, 201410:37 PM

From Brett Patterson: “Muskegon 5th and larch st. Downtowm muskegon had tons of trees and powerlines down.”

agillfillan April 12, 201410:32 PM

Video from north Muskegon…

http://tribwxmi.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/video11.mov

http://tribwxmi.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/video2.mov

agillfillan April 12, 201410:30 PM

Photos from Grant…

agillfillan April 12, 201410:28 PM

VIDEO OF HAIL FALLING AT MUSKEGON MARINA…

http://tribwxmi.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/video1.mov

agillfillan April 12, 201410:21 PM

Roosevelt Park in Muskegon County

agillfillan April 12, 201410:20 PM

Muskegon roof torn off…

agillfillan April 12, 201410:19 PM

From Mecosta County…

Severe storm damage has occurred
in the City of Big Rapids. City services advising all people stay inside
and do not venture out.

Severe storm damage has occurred in the City of Big Rapids.
City services advising all people stay inside and do not venture out.

Instructions:

Stay Inside do not venture outdoors

agillfillan April 12, 201410:19 PM

From Rockford…

http://tribwxmi.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/video.mov

agillfillan April 12, 201410:18 PM

The Muskegon Fire Department is asking residents to stay in their homes because of all of the downed power lines in the area.

agillfillan April 12, 201410:15 PM

From Muskegon Heights Fire Department:
Muskegon Heights Fire Department
Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter    
Advisory: Hazardous Conditions

Hi WXMI,

Due to severe weather there are multiple reports of trees and power lines down in the area Muskegon Heights.Use caution, stay off roads if possible. For outage information please visit the consumers energy website. http://www.consumersenergy.com/outagemap#
For full details, view this message on the web.

agillfillan April 12, 201410:13 PM

FOX 17 stumbles upon a family that was trapped in vehicle after tree fell on it along the lakeshore. Hear from them at after NASCAR

agillfillan April 12, 201410:11 PM

Parking lot at mia and grace cafe , downtown Muskegon

agillfillan April 12, 201410:10 PM

House in Muskegon Heights…

agillfillan April 12, 20148:14 PM

Muskegon…

agillfillan April 12, 20148:13 PM

Grant…

agillfillan April 12, 20148:12 PM

Sparta…

agillfillan April 12, 20148:11 PM

80 foot pine snapped off at 22 Mile and Peach Ridge. Viewer says it just missed his house..

agillfillan April 12, 20148:11 PM

From Greenville looking north…

agillfillan April 12, 20148:09 PM

Shelby, Mich…

agillfillan April 12, 20148:09 PM

Cedar Springs…

agillfillan April 12, 20148:07 PM

Semi truck blew over at the Sherman Street Walmart in Muskegon

agillfillan April 12, 20148:05 PM

From the Rockford area… Jericho Road…

http://tribwxmi.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/img_3173.mov

ann-marie-pics annmarielaflamme April 12, 20148:03 PM

http://tribwxmi.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/rockford-video.mov

Storm damage in Rockford

agillfillan April 12, 20148:00 PM

Muskegon County Airport…

agillfillan April 12, 20148:00 PM

On Sherman in Muskegon…

agillfillan April 12, 20147:58 PM

Sparta…

ann-marie-pics annmarielaflamme April 12, 20147:56 PM

Near Grant

agillfillan April 12, 20147:55 PM

From Sara Elizabeth:
Garage lifted off of its foundation and blown – Sparta, MI

agillfillan April 12, 20147:53 PM

From Shannon Jager:
“The aftermath of this storm is terrible here in Muskegon. Tree landed on line going across Laketon. Trees on houses, on cars, blocking roads. Power outages is hit & miss. Power lines in middle of roads.”

agillfillan April 12, 20147:49 PM

Near Grant…

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9 Mile and Young, Rockford…

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Roof damage in Cedar Springs…

agillfillan April 12, 20147:41 PM

Muskegon…

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Fruitport…

agillfillan April 12, 20147:39 PM

Flat Iron, Kent County…

agillfillan April 12, 20147:38 PM

My name is Ashlee Brown and here’s some photos taken in Grand Rapids right before the storm hit the Rockford area.

agillfillan April 12, 20147:37 PM

Muskegon…

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Outside Kent City High School…

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Muskegon County Airport

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Sheridan Dr. in Muskegon

agillfillan April 12, 20147:32 PM

FOX 17’s Troy Campbell reports from Kent City…

http://tribwxmi.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/img_0971.mov

agillfillan April 12, 20147:27 PM

From Sherri at 10 Mile and Nugent in Rockford area…
“My parents whole sun room roof was torn off, flew over the house and ended up a twisted mess in the front yard. Lots of damage, everyone safe! They were just out there watching the storm come in and came in for safety just seconds before this damage was done!”

agillfillan April 12, 20147:26 PM

Cedar Springs…

agillfillan April 12, 20147:25 PM

From San… “Watched a couple of these trees across the street fall over.   Went outside to take a picture of the creepy light/dark sky and saw where tree fell at neighbor’s, siding ripped over another neighbor’s shed, and tree uprooted at next door neighbor’s house.  Was a scary couple seconds!  This was in the Norton Avenue/Lincoln Street/Leif Street area.”

agillfillan April 12, 20147:23 PM

Muskegon tree..

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Norton Shores

agillfillan April 12, 20147:20 PM

Roosevelt Park…

agillfillan April 12, 20147:20 PM

Muskegon… truck damaged…

agillfillan April 12, 20147:19 PM

Belding – photo courtesy Tori Ashbaugh

ann-marie-pics annmarielaflamme April 12, 20147:19 PM

Muskegon

agillfillan April 12, 20147:18 PM

Damage to Kent City High School…

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Cedar Springs

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Flat Iron Lake in Kent County

agillfillan April 12, 20147:02 PM

From Muskegon “This is the damage over by my house. Are trampoline is completely bent and the tree is over our road”

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Big Whitefish Lake

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East Muskegon near Wolf Lake

agillfillan April 12, 20146:59 PM

Wow… look at the damage in Bailey…

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Lakeview in Montcalm County

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Cedar Springs

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From Palo..

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Rockford

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Kent City

agillfillan April 12, 20146:53 PM

Ravenna…

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Kent City

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Hail in Coral

agillfillan April 12, 20146:50 PM

HERE ARE THE LATEST POWER OUTAGES FROM CONSUMERS ENERGY…

ann-marie-pics annmarielaflamme April 12, 20146:49 PM

Sherman Blvd. in Muskegon

agillfillan April 12, 20146:48 PM

Trees uprooted in Muskegon…

kmsmith18 April 12, 20146:47 PM

Hail from Dawn in Belding:

http://tribwxmi.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/img_0392.mov

agillfillan April 12, 20146:47 PM

MUSKEGON…

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GRANT…

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Rockford…

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Picture from Conklin…

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From David Yoder in Bailey…

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Person says they’ve counted 30 trees down in their Sparta neighborhood…

agillfillan April 12, 20146:40 PM

SPARTA…

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kmsmith18 April 12, 20146:40 PM

Earlier in Coopersvillehttp://tribwxmi.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/coopersville.jpg?w=640

agillfillan April 12, 20146:37 PM

Rockford…

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Comstock Park – Pine Island

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Grant…

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Cedar Springs

agillfillan April 12, 20146:34 PM

Time 405pm Event: Clearly defined Shelf cloud and roll cloud over Muskegon Lake today Wind gust measured at 67.1 at 448 pm this photo taken around 405pm Location High street and Lakeshore Dr. City of Muskegon looking north from south shore of Muskegon Lake Public Spotter Trained

kmsmith18 April 12, 20146:32 PM

From Meteorologist Kelly Smith: Newaygo County Emergency Manager is reporting a plane flipped over at the Grant Airport. Metal hangar also damaged.

agillfillan April 12, 20146:31 PM

Cedar Springs – what’s left of a swing set

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Rockford…

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Cedar Springs

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Fruitport Charter Twp.

agillfillan April 12, 20146:27 PM

Belding…

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Kent City…

agillfillan April 12, 20146:25 PM

All storm warnings have been dropped for West Michigan

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Sand Lake

agillfillan April 12, 20146:23 PM

From FOX 17’s Troy Campbell in Carson City…

http://tribwxmi.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/img_0968.mov

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Nugent

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Photos from Greenville…

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Belding

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“On the Northland Bridge at West River”

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FROM MDOT: Total closure: M-37, Newaygo County
M-37 is closed south of 120th Street in Grant due to downed power lines.

agillfillan April 12, 20146:18 PM

From Cedar Springs…

ann-marie-pics annmarielaflamme April 12, 20146:17 PM

Belding

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Sparta

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Cedar Springs

agillfillan April 12, 20146:15 PM

Lots of damage reported in Ravenna…

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Greenville

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Sparta

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Rockford

agillfillan April 12, 20146:13 PM

FROM METEOROLOGIST KEVIN CRAIG: Severe storms over Montcalm/Ionia Counties exiting the area within 20 minutes. PRIMARY THREAT is damaging winds

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Greenville

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North Muskegon

kmsmith18 April 12, 20146:11 PM

From Meteorologist Kelly Smith: Multiple reports of large uprooted trees in Muskegon County.

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Greenville

agillfillan April 12, 20146:10 PM

POWER OUTAGES ACROSS NORTHERN PORTION OF FOX 17 VIEWING AREA. http://www.consumersenergy.com/outagemap

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Greenville

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Gowen

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Whitehall

kmsmith18 April 12, 20146:02 PM

From Meteorologist Kelly Smith: 52 MPH wind gust reported in Kent City

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Muskegon

agillfillan April 12, 20146:01 PM

FROM MATT GOEHLER: “Took this photo just south of Ravenna, Michigan. There appears to be a tornado forming in the left foreground of my picture! Crazy!”

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Cedar Springs

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Belding

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Cedar Springs

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Greenville

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http://tribwxmi.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/kent-city-video1.mov

Green Acres Estates in Kent City, MI

agillfillan April 12, 20145:53 PM

MUSKEGON AIRPORT AT 4:50PM

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CLOVERDALE…

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MUSKEGON…

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GREENVILLE…

agillfillan April 12, 20145:51 PM

SAND LAKE…

agillfillan April 12, 20145:50 PM

FROM: Carroll Matulis
Several homes danaged in Cedarfield Community, in Cedar Springs.
This was hail damage to siding.

ann-marie-pics annmarielaflamme April 12, 20145:48 PM

Sand Lake

cpoturalski April 12, 20145:46 PM

80 mph winds reported by the Sparta Police Department. 

agillfillan April 12, 20145:45 PM

Grant, Mich.

agillfillan April 12, 20145:44 PM

Kent County’s Solon Township…

agillfillan April 12, 20145:44 PM

Viewer says trees are down ‘everywhere’ in downtown Muskegon…

agillfillan April 12, 20145:43 PM

Walker..

agillfillan April 12, 20145:42 PM

On Laketon in Muskegon

agillfillan April 12, 20145:42 PM

On Laketon in Muskegon

cpoturalski April 12, 20145:40 PM

70 mph winds being reported in Ravenna. 

cpoturalski April 12, 20145:38 PM

Quarter size hail being in northern Ionia county. 

agillfillan April 12, 20145:37 PM
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
532 PM EDT SAT APR 12 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHERN IONIA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN...
  NORTHERN KENT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN...
  MONTCALM COUNTY IN CENTRAL MICHIGAN...

* UNTIL 630 PM EDT

* AT 528 PM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM CEDAR SPRINGS TO JUST WEST OF ROCKFORD...AND MOVING
  EAST AT 60 MPH. ROOFS HAD BEEN REMOVED FROM STRUCTURES IN KENT
  CITY.

  THESE ARE VERY DANGEROUS STORMS.

  HAZARD...85 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

  SOURCE...LAW ENFORCEMENT.

  IMPACT...FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
           SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE HEAVILY DAMAGED. EXPECT
           CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES.
           EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  HOWARD CITY...        GREENVILLE...         EDMORE...
  STANTON...            SPARTA...             CEDAR SPRINGS...
  ROCKFORD...           BELDING...            FERRIS TWP...
  LANGSTON...           CEDAR LAKE...         VICKERYVILLE...
  BUTTERNUT...          FENWICK...            TURK LAKE...
  SIDNEY...             CORAL...              AMBLE...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION. THESE STORMS ARE PRODUCING
WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE ACROSS KENT CITY AND SPARTA. SEEK SHELTER
NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

&&

LAT...LON 4299 8485 4299 8532 4299 8578 4329 8579
      4329 8557 4347 8556 4346 8484
TIME...MOT...LOC 2131Z 275DEG 51KT 4327 8548 4312 8557

TORNADO...POSSIBLE
HAIL...1.00IN
WIND...85MPH

$$

TJT
agillfillan April 12, 20145:36 PM

Cedar Springs…

agillfillan April 12, 20145:35 PM

Picture just in from Muskegon

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