(Community Matters 73) February Nighttime Tornado Brought Extra Challenges for Emergency Crews

Just after midnight on February 28, 2024, what as later determined to be an EF1 tornado barreled through an area in Calhoun County, Michigan. The tornado was 300 yards wide and traveled 5.5 miles.

Miraculously, injuries were minimal and there were no fatalities.

Sheriff Steve Hinkley joins Community Matters to talk about the response to the rare nighttime event, the inherent challenges – along with some extra ones – as well as some words of caution for residents.

Episode Resources
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office website
Calhoun County Sheriff's Emergency Management website
Website to report property damage from this event

Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays at 8:00 AM and PM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

Community Matters is sponsored by Lakeview Ford Lincoln and produced by Livemic Communications.