At least 1 killed, dozens injured after tornado tears through northern Michigan town

On Friday, a tornado ripped through a small northern Michigan town

killing at least one person and wounding at least 40 others as it flipped cars,

 Tore buildings' roofs off, and toppled trees and electrical lines.

Gaylord, a town of 4,200 inhabitants around 230 miles northwest of Detroit, was hit by the tornado

On Friday night, Michigan State Police issued an overnight curfew and ordered citizens to shelter in place

Ostego County has been declared a state of emergency by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Gaylord-Otsego Memorial Hospital was treating 23 patients who were injured by the tornado

according to Brian Lawson, a spokesman for Munson Healthcare

He had no idea what the injured person's condition was or who had died.

Gaylord, often known as the "Alpine Village," will commemorate its 100th birthday this year with a parade and open house at City Hall later this summer.

The annual Alpenfest, an Alpine-inspired celebration reflecting the city's origins and a cooperation with a sister city in Switzerland, takes place in July.