EF-0 tornado touched down in Taylor, NWS confirms

- The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado briefly touched down in Taylor early Wednesday morning.

The NWS says the EF-0 tornado, which is the lowest on the scale, touched down at 12:44 a.m. and lasted for two minutes. An EF-0 tornado means winds register between 65-85 mph. The NWS says the peak wind of last night's tornado was 80 mph. 

Three buildings were reportedly damaged but no injuries were reported. 

A spokesperson with the City of Taylor says officials found hundreds of dead birds in the area of Eureka and Pardee, and that the storm ripped the roofs off strip malls. 

The tornado warning was active from 11:30 p.m. - 1:15 a.m. The storm started out in Toledo, where funnel clouds were reported. That same cell headed up into Monroe County and then into Wayne County. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were active across metro Detroit in multiple counties last night, too. 

The heavy rains left flooding in some areas. The National Weather Service said early Wednesday that 2 1/2 to 3 inches of rain fell overnight in parts of Wayne and Monroe counties. 

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