First responders are assessing the damage caused from the tornado, according to Gorno, who described the scene as being “壊滅的,” with cars flipped over and structures destroyed.
“It is a busy downtown area, and it went right through it,” 彼は言った.
“We aren’t used to it up here,” 彼は言った. “We don’t have sirens like in other parts of the country.”
Michigan State Police ツイート
: “Trees and power lines blocking roadways
. Multiple homes and businesses damaged
. Avoid the Gaylord area
. Emergency crews are responding.
Later they wrote, “Heavy damage throughout the area,” while posting photos of damage to a shopping center, a pizza place and a Goodwill location.
National Weather Service meteorologist Sean Christensen told CNN the twister hit west of the city center near Interstate 75 and moved east-northeast.
約 35 percent of utility customers in Otsego County
— which includes Gaylord
— were experiencing an electricity outage Friday afternoon
, による tracking website PowerOutage.us
約 25,000 people live in Gaylord and Otsego County, according to the US Census Bureau. The village is about 235 デトロイトの北マイル.