Howell takes direct hit from severe storms

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Storms that swept across the state Saturday left behind some serious damage in Howell.

Howell Oak Glen Park was closed because of numerous trees that were uprooted, and one that was snapped clean in half. Heavy soccer goals were also knocked over and swept around by the force of the winds.

"Those are heavy. They don't fall over just when you touch them, they really need a strong wind to knock them over," says Christina Bastardi.

Hours after the storms ended, cleanup was underway at a shopping plaza on Route 9. 

Video from a nearby Home Depot shows a system with rotation possibly touching down. It's being evaluated by the National Weather Service. It has not yet confirmed if any tornadoes actually touched down.

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