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Latest on the Saturday Tornadoes

  For the latest from the National Weather Service on the tornadoes last Saturday go here.  Click on the tabs (Overview, Bangor to Jamestown, Grandville-Wyoming, (NE) Grand Rapids and Orleans to Fenwick (Montcalm and Ionia Counties).   We have at least four confirmed tornadoes plus straight-line winds of 100 mph (which was stronger than much of the tornado winds).  Whether it’s straight-line winds or a tornado a 100-mph wind will do similar damage.  We have to keep in mind that strong winds from a thunderstorm can be just as destructive as the winds of a smaller tornado.  NWS damage surveys and…