TORNADOS

Plan ahead. Be sure everyone in your household knows where to go and what to do in case of a tornado warning.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS

A thunderstorm is considered severe if it produces hail at least 1 inch in diameter or has wind gusts of at least 58 miles per hour.

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STORM DAMAGE

The May 2011 storm struck Battle Creek about 4:30 p.m., tipping hundreds of trees and damaging several buildings.

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WINTER STORMS

Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days.
Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain.

 

ICE STORMS

Ice storms are caused by freezing rain. The raindrops move into a thin layer of below-freezing air right near the surface of the earth, allowing them to freeze on contact to the ground, trees, cars and other objects.

 

WINTER DRIVING

Seasonal dangers, including snow and ice on roads, and reduced visibility from winter precipitation, make it important for drivers to prepare and focus to prevent accidents.

 

 

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Volunteer to support disaster efforts in your community. Get trained and volunteer with Battle Creek Community Emergency Response Team, Southwest Michigan Emergency Response Team Search and Rescue, Battle Creek RACES and Battle Creek SKYWARN Programs.

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IS-317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams

 

FEMA Independent Study Program (ISP)

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. To get a complete listing of courses, click the link below.

ISP Course List

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FLUS43 KGRR 200910
HWOGRR

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
510 AM EDT Thu Apr 20 2017

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510 AM EDT Thu Apr 20 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southwest Lower
Michigan.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A few showers and thunderstorms may be strong this morning with the
potential for heavy rain, lightning, gusty wind and small hail.

There is a slight risk for severe thunderstorms southeast of Grand
Rapids and an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms near Jackson
this afternoon. The main threats will be large hail and damaging
winds. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out over southeastern
sections of the forecast area.

Locally heavy rain may lead to ponding an area roadways, in addition
to rises on area rivers.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Severe weather is not expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be need this afternoon.

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