Gaylord, Mich. – At least one person was killed and 44 were injured Hurricane Hurricane Gaylar in Michigan Friday, according to Gaylord Mayor Todd Sharad.
Michigan State Police And according to Mayor Sharad, the hurricane first struck a mobile home park and continued for about two to three miles through the commercial sidewalk seen in the video player above.
“I would say it was on the ground for about two hours,” Gallard Meyer said of Shard. “It destroyed an entertainment lobby, Jimmy Jones, Quick Loop in the western part of our city, and then it came to town, it destroyed a lot of houses.”
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Arrived in Gaylord on Friday night and issued an emergency notice.
“It was a tough week for Northern Michigan,” Whitmer said. “We’ve got the Blue Lake fire for today’s hurricane in Gaylord, and I know it’s going to be a tough weekend for the families here. For business and recovery.
Officials say the damage is severe and it will take several days to assess how bad the damage is.
“I have never seen anything like this in my life,” Shurat said. “A lot of the time, my training has been going on, and now it’s like ‘feeling tired here.’
Authorities say the damage was significant as the injured were taken to several hospitals after they stopped accepting patience due to a lack of electricity as the emergency facility in Gaylord was running on emergency generators.
“You always see it in the movies, you always see it on the TVs of other communities, but not in our backyard,” Shurat said. “Disaster is insensitive.”
At least 12 houses have been demolished and nothing but their foundations, Shurrad says.
There is no electricity, but more than 100 consumer groups travel to Kaylard to deal with the power shortage, and if you are trying to reach your loved ones, a cell phone tower has been picked up, so communicating can be challenging.
The National Weather Service At 3:45 pm on May 20, a hurricane was confirmed to have moved over the area, and observers posted pictures of its aftermath. The photos show just how much damage was done in the crushing of even the largest cabinets.
NWS officials said they would assess the damage Friday afternoon and evening. They said the survey would not be completed until Saturday. NWS plans to share the storm summary page online this evening.
With officers Michigan Department of Transportation The hurricane struck near a home depot in the western part of the city before moving east. The MDOT also reported littering on nearby roads, including the M-32. Drivers are asked to drive with caution in the area.
“So we don’t know yet how much,” said Jim Geiser of the NWS. “We currently have a storm study team. But we do know that there is considerable damage throughout the western part of Gaylard, with a lot of businesses, lots of houses, rubbish and roads blocked by rubbish.
Gaylord resident Linda Buck saw the hurricane and spoke with Local 4 on Friday.
“My heart was pounding, I was so nervous because I had never seen a hurricane before, never seen it with debris, so I was so nervous. We tried to think of a plan, of course, we had no foundation in my work, so we thought, it’s ours If we got in the way we would have snuck into the back rooms but fortunately that did not happen but unfortunately there were others who saw the burden of it, ”said Buck.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer responds
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Widmer said authorities are closely monitoring Gaylord’s condition.
Michigan State Police said trees and power lines fell and caused damage to several homes and businesses.
Below are photos of Hurricane Gaylar damaged:
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