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Severe Storms Creates Immense Damage Throughout Northern Michigan

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High winds made for a scary night and some say they even experienced tornado-like weather.

Clean-up crews haven't stopped cleaning up the damage after a powerful storm slammed through Northern Michigan overnight.

Consumers Energy tells 9 & 10 News more than 5,000 homes are without power throughout the area, but some may not have it back until morning.

Dawn and Joel VanOrder from Evart were surprised by what they saw out their front door. They weren't the only ones with a big mess to clean up.

Forest Hill Cemetery in Evart got the worst of it and clean up crews are working double time to get all the trees and branches cleaned up. Crews say one headstone was even pushed over by the strong winds.

The National Weather Service issued Osceola County a thunderstorm warning but no one realized how damaging this storm could be.

9 & 10's Katie Boomgaard and photojournalist Stephanie Adkins are back from checking out the mess and have more details on what they saw.