PHOTOS: Dexter Tornado Causes Heavy Damage to Homes

The tornado damaged more than 100 homes in this Southeast Michigan community. Upload your photos of storm damage here.

More than 100 homes were significantly damaged Thursday after a tornado struck down in this Southeast Michigan community. Thirteen homes were totally destroyed.

The worst hit areas, , were the Carriage Hills and Huron Farms neighborhoods of Dexter. Huron Farms resident Sharon Carty said there "was disaster everywhere" Thursday night. She shared her account of the tornado in  for Patch and provided the photos in the gallery above to illustrate the impact it had on her neighbors.

Schools are closed and in the area. There have yet to be any serious injuries reported, , part of the Saline, MI, Fire Department crew that assisted in Dexter Thursday night.

Still, Hoeft was amazed by the damage.

"I've been doing this for 32 years and I can't say I've ever seen anything like that before," he said. "It's devastating what Mother Nature can do."

Follow Patch's full coverage of the Dexter tornado and its aftermath.

Melissa Duncan March 16, 2012 at 04:11 PM
The Cleaning Goddesses have power! Please let us know if we can be of service to anyone in the community. (We have a full kitchen for cooking needs + internet w/a couple of computers, restroom w/o tub or shower, cell phones for use (service is sketchy due to damage? laundry facilities, comfortable place to sit.) We will be making bagged lunches, if you know of anyone who needs food/h20 etc please let us know. We will be driving around passing bagged lunches out.
Charlene Tistle March 16, 2012 at 07:46 PM
I just want to say you are a wonderful person Melissa! Im sure some are still in a daze over the whole thing and dont know really where to start to rebuild their homes or their lives.You are proof there is still good people in this world!!!! God Bless you
Melissa Duncan March 16, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Thank you. God Bless us all. I love my community, and even though it's bad & there are a lot of people who have lost much. I am very thankful that it's not as bad as it could have been. We are here to help, as well contact the churches, I and others are taking donated items to them for people in need. If anyone has specific needs let us know...we have many companies at our disposal to get people in the right direction. Our phones are not working the best right now, we can be reached by email at thecleaninggoddesses@yahoo.com as well as 734.424.9787, texting seems to work fine. If anyone has a specific address that they need food/h20 delivered to please text us the info. Thank you, be strong Dexter!
Barbara Casey March 17, 2012 at 09:34 PM
I live out of state and I am trying to find out if someone I know on Huron River Drive is okay. I have emailed her and the longer it goes without a reply, the more worried I become. Were many homes on that street damaged?
Melissa Duncan March 19, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Hi Barbara, if you leave her address, I will drive by to check for you this evening if you want. Hopefully you've heard from her...


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