Digital Image Collection – 2014 Orion Storm

During the early evening of Saturday, April 12, 2014, a vicious straight line wind storm featuring 60-70 mph winds and hail drove through the Orion area. The storm began in western Michigan and swept through Genesee, Northern Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair counties. The area between the Oxford / Orion border and Clarkston Road was the hardest hit.

To submit your own images of this local event for inclusion in this collection, please see Photo Submissions – Lake Orion Storm, 2014.

Independence Township

Mangled trampoline at the entrance to Heather Lakes Estates in Independence Township.

Lake Orion

Fallen tree resting on a wire and blocking the road at Jackson / Anderson intersection, Lake Orion. Fallen tree held off the ground by wire, blocking intersection at Jackson and Anderson, Lake Orion. Partially fallen tree arching over Lake Street, Lake Orion. Downed tree resting on damaged room of a house on Lake Street, Lake Orion. Snapped telephone pole on M24 in front of Kroger, Lake Orion. Fox 2 News van stuck in mushy grass in front of Walgreens on M24 during post-storm coverage. Hailstone buildup outside a garage on Ridgeview Cirle. A tree buries a pontoon boat on Shore Drive near Lake Street, Lake Orion. Snapped tree hit / damaged house before falling on a truck and trailer. Slater Street at Jackson Street, Lake Orion. Resident Dennis Kingsbury holding a handful of marble-sized hailstones at Grampian Avenue, Lake Orion. A snapped tree laying on top of a car parked in a driveway at Broadway Street and Church Street, Lake Orion. Damaged steeple of Union Church, Lake Orion. Fallen tree between two headstones in Evergreen Cemetery, Lake Orion. Multiple snapped and fallen trees in Evergreen Cemetery, Lake Orion. Fallen tree near Emmons family gravestones in Evergreen Cemetery, Lake Orion. Several fallen trees in Evergreen Cemetery, Lake Orion. A tree fallen between two gravestones in Evergreen Cemetery, Lake Orion. Fallen tree resting on the headstone of John P. Kelly and Jane A. [name obscured] / Evergreen Cemetery, Lake Orion.Downed / damaged Leo's Coney Island signDowned poles and lines in front of Pearl Vision / Pure Sleep on M24Damaged pole and lines in front of Kroger at the corner of M24 and ElizabethTree damage along Evergreen Cemetery fence lineA man and boy on a bench near an uprooted tree in Evergreen CemeteryFallen tree resting on the headstone "John P. Kelly and Jane A. [Maiden name obscurred] in Evergreen CemteryFallen tree near "Rogers" headstone in Evergreen CemeterySnapped tree near "Casamer" headstone in Evergreen CemeterySeveral broken / fallen trees surrounding Howarth tree headstoneSnapped tree laying near "Tunison" headstone in Evergreen CemeterySnapped tree in Evergreen CemeteryUprooted tree near several gravestones in Evergreen CemeteryDowned tree laying on / near several headstones in Evergreen CemeteryUprooted tree near a headstone (Buesser) in Evergreen CemeterySnapped and fallen trees in Evergreen CemeteryInside of a split tree in Evergreen CemeteryDowned pole and wires laying on a smashed pickup truck in the BWW parking lot.Damaged Buffalo Wild Wings sign, snapped poles, downed lines and vehicle damage.Snapped poles and downed lines on M24 near Buffalo Wild Wings.

Oakland Township

Two trees blown down, one snapped at 2430 W. Predmore, Oakland Township. Broken tree near the road / driveway entrance at 2430 W. Predmore, Oakland Township. Snapped tree at 2430 W. Predmore, Oakland Township.

Orion Township

downed tree at Friendship Park, Orion Township.

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