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Thunderstorms spawn suspected tornado in western Michigan

Authorities say severe thunderstorms spawned a suspected tornado in western Michigan, knocking down a barn and blocking some roadways with debris. Strong storms moved across the state Monday night. The National Weather Service says radar showed the possible tornado near Freeport in Barry County and moving into parts of Kent and Ionia counties. No injuries were reported. 

The storms also caused scattered power outages. Heavy rains were reported, adding to flooding problems seen since the weekend.

At least a foot of water on one Grand Rapids roadway, causing cars to stall and prompting tow trucks to respond.

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