On March 15, 2012, an EF-3 tornado hit Dexter, Michigan. Sirens went off at 5:09 p.m, and the tornado touched down at about 5:33 p.m. No one was killed or seriously injured in the storm.
The National Weather Service in White Lake Township announced Friday the ratings for the three Michigan tornadoes, including the EF-3 that touched down in Dexter Thursday evening, which was the most severe. The storm had maximum wind speeds of 135 to 140 miles per hour and a path more than seven miles long and about 800 yards wide, according to the service's storm damage survey. (Detroit News)
A detailed National Weather Service report describes the events of the day, which include tornadoes in Monroe and Lapeer counties.
Affected businesses, parks, and neighborhoods
According to neighbors, the funnel touched down on hole nine and stayed a while," said Jerry Cyr, park operations manager for Hudson Mills Metropark." (Michigan Radio)
A video captures the event.
- Huron Street. Damage at Classic Pizza and the Dexter Mill.
- Village Car Wash and Laundry demolished
- Roof damage to other homes and businesses
- Huron Farms subdivision.
Sheriff's officials estimated that 68 homes were damaged in Huron Farms, located off of Dexter-Ann Arbor Road, just west of the commercial district at Dan Hoey Road. (Ann Arbor.com)
Map provided by National Weather Service: