All persons accounted for after Gaylord tornado, Michigan State Police say

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There are no longer persons unaccounted for in the aftermath of the tornado that touched down in Friday in Gaylord, according to an update from the Michigan State Police, which confirmed that missing persons have been found alive.

The Sunday morning update also said recovery efforts continue and that nearly all power has been restored to customers. M-32 and I-75 are now open. About 6,500 customers were without power as of Saturday, according to Consumers Energy.

Secondary roads will close as needed.

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Two people were killed and dozens were injured when the tornado, an EF-3 rated according to the National Weather Service, struck the northern Michigan town, about 3½ hours north of Detroit. The two people killed were found at the Nottingham Forest mobile home park, which suffered significant damage.

An aerial view of the park shared on Saturday by Michigan State Police shows many of the homes completely leveled, turned into mounds of insulation, plywood and the contents of people's lives.

On Friday after the storm, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency.

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