The only tornado confirmed May 19 in Michigan roared through Barry County and took down three barns owned by Rodney Cruthers, former Maple Grove Township supervisor.
A stave silo nearby and a pickup parked close to the largest barn were undamaged. The tornado's path, which was less than 3 miles, was about 12 miles southeast of Hastings and lasted for only a short time, causing little other damage besides several downed trees and a fabric framed wood storage shed on neighboring properties.
The first sign of tornado damage was about a half-mile southwest of the damaged barns. The tornado exhausted itself near the center of Section 20 of Maple Grove Township, where it crossed Marshall Road, about a half-mile north of Cloverdale Road.