Tornado hits Flint area killing 116 people and injuring 844
June 8 @ 12:00 am
A tornado hit Beecher, north of Flint, killing 116 people and injuring 844 on this day in 1953. It destroyed 340 homes and damaged 260. Another 66 farms, businesses and other buildings were destroyed or damaged. The twister caused $19 million in damage, the equivalent of about $173 million today.