High Winds Blamed for Damage at Michigan State Park

June 26, 2012

A recent bout of straight-line winds is being blamed for downing about 400 trees in a state park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

MLive.com reports a storm packing winds of up to 100 mph swept through J.W. Wells State Park in Menominee County, causing the damage.

No injuries were reported at the park near Cedar River. A weather service survey of the area determined that Tuesday’s damage wasn’t due to a tornado.

The weather service says the heaviest damage was near the park’s entrance.

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