- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Weather officials say a couple of tornadoes touched down in Michigan’s Thumb region as high winds knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses across the state.

MLive.com reports from a National Weather Service damage survey that the first tornado hit about 6:46 a.m. Friday near Bad Axe and traveled less than a mile. Two billboards were damaged and a roof was partially torn off.

The second tornado touched down about 7:13 a.m. near Sanilac County’s Applegate and traveled more than three miles.

The Times Herald of Port Huron reports two barns were heavily damaged by high winds in St. Clair County.

DTE Energy says at least 28,000 homes and businesses it serves were without power. Consumers Energy says more than 15,000 of its customers lost service.

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