Michigan Lt. Gov. Calley praises cleanup efforts after storm


LANSING, MI (AP/WLNS) – Michigan. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley says the tornado damage in his hometown of Portland was extraordinary, but so is the response the community has had in the aftermath.

Calley told The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday that “the way that the community has come together to be a part of restoring Portland is inspirational.”

Calley helped participate in cleanup efforts Tuesday and says he is proud of the work the community has done in the immediate aftermath of Monday afternoon’s storm.

Churches and other buildings were damaged by the tornado and severe storms in Portland, about 20 miles west-northwest of the Michigan state capital of Lansing.

The National Weather Service says the tornado had winds of around 110 mph. No serious injuries were reported.

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