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Tornado hits Portland, Michigan

UPDATE: The National Weather Service has confirmed the damage caused in Portland was from an EF-1 tornado.

A strong storm has done serious damage in Portland, Michigan, a small town northwest of Lansing.

The storm was part of a long line of severe thunderstorms which swept through Michigan this afternoon. 

Denny Cunningham is the owner of the Red Tomato restaurant. He says the quick-moving storm struck about 3 p.m. 

“Came up through town. Came up the main street, Bridge street, hit a couple churches … came up hit Goodwill … crossed over and hit a hair salon … and took off the whole roof on that,” says Cunningham. 

No word yet on the extent of the damage nor whether anyone sustained serious injuries.    

Here are some tweets about the damage: