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Storms roll through, damage hit and miss



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June 24, 2009
TRI-CITY AREA — Storms rolled through on Thursday, June 25, but it appears the Tri-City area escaped any serious damage.

A tornado warning was issued for southern Lapeer County around 2:25 p.m. The National Weather Service said radar indicated a strong thunderstorm passing through the county was capable of producing a tornado.

On Friday, a person answering the phone at the National Weather Service's White Lake office said there were no tornado sightings.

Attica, Dryden and Almont were all included in the storm path's warning, but the warning was cancelled before 3 p.m.

According to reports, there were downed trees in the Dryden area. Later that afternoon, the township's fire department was called to a barn fire on Dryden Rd., west of Lake George Rd.

According to Chief Ray Evans, it appears lightning sparked the fire. Evans said it started on one of the barn's gables but firefighters were able to keep it from spreading. Evans said damage was estimated at $3,500. Almont Fire Department assisted on scene, bringing their ladder truck and Attica was on standby at Dryden's hall.

The firefighters were on scene for an hour and a half.

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