Thursday, May 30, 2013

WOOD-TV on the Flint tornadoes

Last night, our daughter called my wife and me to warn us of a tornado touching down in Grand Blanc, Michigan.  I told her that it was near Flint, a full county to the north, so as long as stayed there, we were OK.

I was right.  We were OK, but the people in Flint sure weren't.  It turned out there wasn't just one tornado, but six!  WOOD-TV has three reports on the storm damage, beginning with 6 tornadoes reported in Flint area.

Severe thunderstorms pushed across Michigan's Lower Peninsula Tuesday evening, producing six possible tornadoes.
That looked like it was a segment from the noon newscast, which promised updates from another reporter during the five o'clock report.  Here it is: Flint damaged by tornado.

A dark and stormy night in Michigan turned into a path of destruction on the east side of the state on Tuesday. (May 29, 2013)
The reporter on the scene promised yet another update for the six o'clock newscast.  Here's that one: Flint hit by tornadoes, West Michigan spared.

While the National Weather Service says six tornadoes touched down in the Flint area on Tuesday night, West Michigan was spared. But why? (May 29, 2013)
The answer to the question was luck.  Also, the worst tornado was confirmed as EF2 on the Enhanced Fujita scale.  At least I can take comfort that no one was injured.

WXYZ also reported on the storms.  I'll have an entry featuring their coverage later.

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