There were 6 separate tornadoes that touched down in Michigan on August 20, 2016. There were no injuries or deaths. One of them touched down at the intersection of Invanrest Ave. and 44th. St in the city of Grandville. The tornado traveled northeast through the intersection of 36th St. and Byron Center Ave in Wyoming. The first two pictures below were taken at the intersection of 36th St. and Byron Center Ave. an hour or so after the tornado hit. Notice that one of the traffic lights is dangling. Access to 36th St. was blocked both ways due to fallen trees over the road. All 4 lanes of traffic on Byron Center Ave. were backed up.
My mom's house was in between the two major intersections (discussed above) on Wentworth Dr. I was there when the tornado hit at 2:35 p.m.. The first image below shows the front of the house after the tornado hit. The tornado tore apart several trees including a large oak tree in my mom's front yard. The rental car I was driving was blown around before a tree from the neighbor's yard fell on it, crushing the roof and breaking out the rear window and driver's side window. The second image shows several trees that fell across Wentwowrth Ave. The third and fourth images are looking out toward the street from my mom's house.
A tree smashed the neighbor's car and fell on top of their house. Everyone was okay.
The branch that you see sticking out of the hole in the next image was a missile from the tornado. I found it embedded in the back yard, pulled it out of the ground, and measured the hole at 8 inches deep. I put the branch back in the hole before I took the picture, so what you are seeing is not exactly how I found it. The second image is of a tree that was ripped out of the ground on 38th St. The third image shows large trees covering a portion of the path along Kent Trails.
The clean-up began quickly. By Monday, much of the tree damage had been piled along the street. The first image below shows the clean-up at the corner of Wentworth Ave. and 38th St. The second image shows the clean-up on Wedgewood Ave.