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At least 2 killed, dozens injured after tornado tears through northern Michigan town

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Gaylord  tornadoA rare tornado barreled through a small Michigan community Friday, killing at least two people, injuring dozens and leaving wreckage in its wake.

At least 44 people were treated at nearby hospitals for their injuries after a tornado touched down in Gaylord and tore through the northern Michigan town of 3,600 residents about 230 miles northwest of Detroit. Two people were killed by the storm, according to Michigan State Police.

The tornado had maximum winds of 140 mph has been rated an EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, the local National Weather Service office tweeted on Saturday.

It is unclear how many people are missing.

Vic Ouellette, a city councilman in Gaylord, said his wife, Connie, was among dozens injured.

When the couple took shelter in the basement of the family home where Vic was born, he was knocked in the head, and his wife's vertebrae was cracked by debris flying through the air.


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