Cass County tornado rated EF-1

TWIN LAKES, Mich -- A preliminary survey from the National Weather Service rated the tornado that touched down north of Dowagiac, as EF-1, with maximum wind gusts up to 95 mph, on the Enhance Fujita Scale. The scale rates tornadoes based on wind damage. The tornado was on the round for almost 12 miles. 

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Tree on a home in Twin Lakes ABC57

An EF-1 tornado with maximum wind speeds of95 mph occurred in the early evening of May7th in Cass County, MI. The tornado touched down in a field just north of the Dowagiac Municipal Airport. The tornado did damage to trees along Middle Crossing Rd, even uprooting a few large trees onto homes in the area. The tornado continued northeast, where a power pole was snapped and a few center pivots were flipped in a field adjacent to the Amtrak railroad near the intersection of Gage Street and Atwood Road. The tornado reached its maximum width in the Twin Lakes area, where extensive damage to trees was noted on all sides of both lakes. Hundreds of trees of varying sizes were snapped and uprooted in Twin Lakes. The tornado continued northeast, snapping trees on Dewey Lake Street. Additional damage to a barn was noted on Wickett Road. The tornado dissipated near the Cass/Van Buren Countyline. -- National Weather Service of Northern Indiana


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