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50th Anniversary of Tornadoes That Swept Through Milan

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:02pm by oldnews


On Palm Sunday, April 11, 1965, tornadoes and severe weather [|tore through the Milan area]. Considering that more than 270 lives were lost in the [|Midwest] and 42 in Michigan, it was phenomenal that Milan reported only two injuries and no fatalities. Residents described [|strange clouds] and [|whistling sounds] while the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department reported [|a collapsed bridge and damage to several businesses.] The most typical scenes were [|crushed cars], [|damaged homes] and [|destroyed buildings]. The News got a first-hand account of the damage to [|Coldwater] from a former reporter. [|Cleanup] began immediately but it was years before Milan fully recovered.


Tornadoes are very interesting, but extremely dangerous storms. Thank goodness for no fatalities!

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