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Tornado damages homes north of West Branch

(Photo Courtesy: National Weather Service) Two homes were badly damaged by a tornado on Tuesday night.

West Branch Township — An EF1 tornado touched down in central Ogemaw County on Tuesday evening.

Two homes were badly damaged off of Mud Lake Road due to the 100 mph winds from the tornado. The tornado lasted for 2 minutes from 8:53 p.m. until 8:55 p.m, traveling .17 miles with a width of 40 yards.

Debris was scattered around the two homes which withstood the brunt of the tornado.