First responders are assessing the damage caused from the tornado, according to Gorno, who described the scene as being “catastrophic,” with cars flipped over and structures destroyed.
“It is a busy downtown area, and it went right through it,” he said.
“We aren’t used to it up here,” he said. “We don’t have sirens like in other parts of the country.”
National Weather Service meteorologist Sean Christensen told CNN the twister hit west of the city center near Interstate 75 and moved east-northeast.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.