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Tornadoes in southeast Michigan: videos, photos, reports from on the ground

A string of severe thunderstorms that produced multiple funnel clouds and confirmed tornadoes rumbled through southeast lower Michigan Thursday evening.


  1. Word of the storms began spreading soon after the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for most of the metro Detroit area.
  2. Within an hour, the first funnel clouds were reported and a tornado warning was issued for parts of Washtenaw and Livingston counties.
  3. Weather watchers around the nation tracked the storm.
  4. Matthew Altruda of Ann Arbor was in Hudson Mills Metropark near Dexter when the storm hit. He took this incredible footage of the tornado. Warning: this video contains graphic language.
  5. Tornado in Dexter/Ann Arbor 3/15/12 at Hudson Mills Metro Park
  6. Other people shared photos of the tornado, too.
  7. And quickly, photos spread of the damage, including several homes being completely leveled.
  8. People immediately took to Twitter to discuss the storm.