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Fallen tree and ripped roof, thunderstorm effects

Posted at 2:22 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 06:45:24-04

LANSING, Mich. — The storms Wednesday night left some Michiganders in search of a new home.

Ronald Eitniear who lives in Eaton County had the roof of his mobile home ripped off around 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

Eitniear said his home can withstand 70 to 80 mph winds and Thursday's storm brought in around 60 mph winds.

About three-quarters of the roof has been destroyed and ripped off of the house.

Eitniear said, "The whole house just shook and the whole ripping off the roof off that shook stuff up. I didn't know what happened. I looked outdoors and didn't see anything then looked outdoors with my spotlight and I go 'what's that' and it was dark, and there's the roof.

The installation is scattered across Eitniear's lawn and he said he's hoping the insurance company will be able to help him fix it, but until then, he is staying put inside his house.

Not too far down the road in Jackson, a man's house was destroyed by a toppling tree.

Around 5 a.m. a tree fell on top of Michael Caligiuri's home.

He said he felt the house shake, but thought a tree fell down outside and not on his home.

No one was hurt inside of the home, but Caligiuri is working to move out his belongings.

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