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More than 110 homes damaged as tornado touches down near Ann Arbor, Michigan

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A tornado ripped through a rural Michigan community Thursday, damaging or demolishing many homes, downing trees and power lines, sparking fires and flooding roads.

A dispatcher with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department told Reuters that “there are homes leveled” in Dexter, which is located northwest of Ann Arbor. The Detroit Free Press linked to a YouTube video of a twister.
Sheriff’s spokesman Derrick Jackson told The Associated Press that 105 homes were significantly damaged in Dexter and the surrounding area, and 13 were destroyed.

Officials said around 200 people were displaced and a temporary shelter was opened at a nearby middle school. Police and fire crews were going door to door to check for any victims.

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