(Community Matters 76) How to Get Severe Weather Alerts in Calhoun County and When NOT to Call 911

After a rare wintertime tornado in February 2024, Calhoun County Emergency Management officials are reminding residents how to be alerted to severe weather.

They are also reminding folks that 911 is for emergencies, not information.

Michael Armitage, director of the Calhoun County Consolidated Dispatch Authority, returns to Community Matters with information critical to staying safe during severe weather events.

Episode Resources
Inside Calhoun County podcast (including more on ensuring prompt emergency response)
Community Matters: February Nighttime Tornado Brought Extra Challenges for Emergency Crews
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.