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2 Dead; Northern Michigan Town Cleans Up From Rare Tornado

Debris after a tornado tore through Gaylord, Mich., May 20.

Debris after a tornado tore through Gaylord, Mich., May 20.

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(AP) -- Roofs and walls on a busy business stretch were turned to tangled rubble. Mobile homes were destroyed. Tornadoes are so uncommon in northern Michigan that Gaylord doesn't have a siren system to warn people about hazardous weather.

The town of 4,200 turned to cleanup Saturday, a day after a tornado with 140 mph winds pummeled Gaylord, killing two people, injuring more than 40 and shocking residents who are more familiar with snowstorms than spring windstorms.