The Perry Tornado that hit late Friday evening has been rated EF1 with peak winds of 95 mph. Here’s the statement from the National Weather Service:

The twister was on the ground for 12 minutes. Movement was relatively slow at 15 mph. The NWS damage survey said: “The tornado touched down three miles west of Perry around Beardslee Rd, just south of W. Britton Rd, and initially traveled through Ruess Rd and Boulder Ln, where downed trees and fallen large tree limbs were observed. The tornado then intensified as it entered into the city of Perry. Damage located around the intersection of Polly St and Lamb St and southeast into the intersection of 2nd St and Washington St consisted of large uprooted trees, sheared large tree limbs, major roofing damage to several outbuildings, and shingle/siding damaging to some residential homes. These locations observed a peak wind around 95 mph with a tornado width around 430 yards. The tornado then weakened while entering the vicinity of Washington and 2nd St where downed large tree limbs were observed, before lifting just east of this location.”

The city of Perry MI announced a state of emergency after a tornado struck. Video of the tornado. More tornado video. Storm pics. here.

Mayor Susan J. Hammond told 6 News there are no reported injuries, but some buildings, trees, and utility lines had significant damage.

Officials urge people to stay off the streets because of downed power lines and dangerous conditions. They also want residents to limit their sewer usage to reduce straining the city’s pumping stations.

More than 600 Comsumers energy customers south of I-69 were in the dark. There was also a smaller outage affecting a few dozen customers further west near Moon Lake. Other outages were reported southeast of Lowell and near Fenton.

Comment: “The police supply barn is gone.” (in Perry).

1″ diameter hail was reported at Juddville and Oakley and a wire was down in Chesaning.

Also in Shiawassee Co:

Rainfall Friday: Mt. Pleasant 0.87″, Mears 0.80″ (0.78″ of that fell in one hour), Ithaca 0.46″, Hart 0.41″, Mecosta 0.40″ (Mecosta has had 9.09″ of rain since July 5), Alpine Twp. 0.35″, Shelby 0.29″.

Grand Rapids officially had 0.16″ early Saturday morning, bringing the monthly total to 0.76″ and that is 0.66″ below average.