Tornado hits Michigan town

First responders rescue shoppers from several stores following storm

PORTLAND, MI | June 22, 2015

First Baptist Church in Portland, MI lost its roof to a tornado Monday afternoon. It was one of three churches damaged in the city.

Dozens of buildings in Portland, MI, were damaged Monday afternoon when a tornado hit the community.

According to the National Weather Service, the storm was an EF-1 with winds of up to 100 mph and was on the ground for about 10 minutes.

Emergency responders rescued shoppers from several stores in the city, but no one was reported to have injuries serious enough to be taken to the hospital.

At least three churches reported structural damage: The First Baptist Church lost its roof and the First Congregational Church lost a steeple while the local United Methodist Church also lost part of its roof.

Portland is a city of about 3,800, located mid-way between Lansing and Grand Rapids, MI.

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