8.21.16: West Michigan cleans up after severe storm moves through
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Severe weather has slammed parts of western and southwestern Michigan as storms moved northeast across the state.
National Weather Service meteorologist T.J. Turnage says Saturday that officials have seen “indications of tornadoes on radar, and very good indications they have occurred and debris lifted up with them.”
Turnage said parts of Allegan and Kent counties, and the outskirts of Grand Rapids saw some of the worst weather.
Tornado and thunderstorm warnings were issued. No injuries have been reported.
Andy Bloos tells The Grand Rapids Press that he could feel his house shaking.
Some power lines trees were knocked down Saturday afternoon. More than 20,000 utility customers in several counties lost power.
The weather service says storms also are expected into Saturday evening across parts of the central Lower Peninsula.