Updated 10:09am 8/28/18 - Posted by Durand Now at 1:28am 8/27/18
UPDATE: NWS: "We don't think it was a tornado."MLivesays Trent Frey, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said there was no radar indication of a tornado and no damage as evidence of a touchdown.
Tornado sirens were activated in Genesee County just after 1am on Monday August 27th as strong thunderstorms that may have spawned a tornado in the village of Gaines pushed through. Genesee County 911 reported the possible tornado touchdown and we're told by emergency management officials that it was Shiawassee County law enforcement that confirmed the tornado. Scanner traffic indicates the touchdown was at Park and Walnut in the village.
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No tornado warning was issued by the National Weather Service, however, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect for both Shiawassee and Genesee counties at that time. The Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were allowed to expire at 1:15am, but a long line of storms with a history of high winds, frequent lightning and heavy rains will push through the area throughout the overnight hours.
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