- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

PORTLAND, Mich. (AP) - Officials say more than 50 homes were damaged by a tornado that struck the Michigan community of Portland.

Churches and other buildings were damaged Monday in Portland, about 25 miles northwest of the Michigan state capital of Lansing. A mother and two small children were rescued from a collapsed Goodwill store and two others were helped from a damaged pharmacy.

The National Weather Service says Portland was hit with a tornado with winds of around 100 mph. No serious injuries were reported.

City Manager Tutt Gorman tells the Lansing State Journal (https://on.lsj.com/1Rtl35R ) that Portland city officials are working with county and state officials to have a state of emergency declared.

Cleanup crews are on the scene Tuesday and efforts took place to restore power in the area.


Information from: Lansing State Journal, https://www.lansingstatejournal.com



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