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 [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19650412-storm_wreaks_havoc_pg21.jpg|tore through the Milan area]. Considering that more than 270 lives were lost in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1965_Palm_Sunday_tornado_outbreak|Midwest] and 42 in Michigan, it was phenomenal that Milan reported only two injuries and no fatalities. Residents described [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19650412-man_describes_strange_cloud_pg21.jpg|strange clouds] and [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19650412-whistling_sound_pg21.jpg|whistling sounds] while the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department reported [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19650412-storm_collapses_bridge_pg34|a collapsed bridge and damage to several businesses.] The most typical scenes were [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N013_0707_007|crushed cars], [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N013_0707_005|damaged homes] and [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N013_0707_002|destroyed buildings]. The News got a first-hand account of the damage to [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19650412-news_writer_tells_pg1.jpg|Coldwater] from a former reporter. [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19650413-clean_up_continues_pg15.jpg|Cleanup] began immediately but it was years before Milan fully recovered.
Tornados are fascinating. I had no idea there had been a tornado in Milan
i like tornadoes
It is fortunate that there were no fatalities
Tornadoes are very interesting, but extremely dangerous storms. Thank goodness for no fatalities!
I lived in Milan for many years and never knew this piece of history.
tornados: scary. very. yes. indeed.
good thing milan was repaired
How can I get a copy of the original article in the AA News?
We've had some near misses lately. Better warnings have saved lots of us.
Milan was very fortunate that there were no fatalities. Tornadoes can be so destructive.