Two waves of storms that popped up without warning Sunday evening caused damage in Lafayette County.
The first storms hit around 6:20 p.m. An equipment shed on a farm on Stuart Road in the Town of Wiota was destroyed, and some cattle briefly escaped from the farm, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. A power pole in that area was reported knocked down, cutting off electric power in the area.
At another farm on Miller Lane in the Town of Wayne, trees were reported knocked down, one of which destroyed a parked car, and two sheds had their roofs blown off, the sheriff’s department said.
Then, around 10 p.m., strong winds were reported on Lafayette County W, with one barn on a rural Gratiot farm destroyed and other trees knocked down. A garage on Walker Road received damage from a tree, the sheriff’s department said.
The National Weather Service had no storm watches or warnings in effect during the Sunday evening storms.