BOWNE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touchdown overnight in southeastern Kent County.
The storm, rated an EF-0, stuck around 1:15 a.m. in the area of 84th Street & Morse Lake Rd SE near Alto. It had winds estimated to be 75 to 85 mph, cutting a .8-mile path about 50 yards wide. The tornado damaged the roof of one home, the National Weather Service said, and snapped or uprooted trees and caused extensive damage to a corn field.
No tornado watch or warning was posted at the time; however, Kent County was under a severe thunderstorm warning.
There were power outages overnight affecting more than 2,000 Consumers Energy customers along Fuller Avenue south of I-196 in Grand Rapids, 2,100 customers in the Cutlerville area, nearly 600 customers in Alpine and Plainfield townships, and more than 900 customers in the Rockford area.