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NWS confirms EF-1 tornado in Perry Friday

collapsed outbuilding in Perry after a tornado. There is a visible sign that reads "City of Perry Vote Here"
Friends and Community Shiawassee County News and Views

Updated August 14, 2023 at 8:14 a.m. ET

The National Weather Service says an EF-1 tornado in Perry Friday night had peak wind speeds of 95 mph.

The tornado touched down from 7:51 p.m. to 8:03 p.m. There were no injuries reported.

The storm downed tree limbs and caused damage to several outbuildings and residential homes. Some residents lost power.

The Shiawassee County community declared a state of emergency following the storm. For about a day after, residents were asked to limit sewer usage due to power outages and a strain on pumping stations.

Several employees with the city of Owosso's Department of Public Works helped Friday night in the effort to clean up storm debris.

Perry Department of Public Works crews are doing curbside storm cleanup Monday.

Sophia Saliby is the local producer and host of All Things Considered, airing 4pm-7pm weekdays on 90.5 FM WKAR.
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