Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Hands of Light in Action is planning to travel to Moore, Okla. Thursday to help those affected by the massive tornado that hit the area earlier this week.
More than one-year after a tornado struck the Dexter area, residents are chipping in to help another tornado struck town - this time in Oklahoma. Nancy Malone with Hands of Light in Action said she and others in the group are busy gathering supplies. Together they will travel to Oklahoma Thursday to help out however they can. Dozens of people – including children – were killed when a massive tornado ripped through the town of Moore, Okla., a suburb of Oklahoma City, on Monday according to the Associated Press. "We are heading down Thursday," Malone said in an email to Patch. "Steve De Wolfe of Excavators Inc has donated a 22 x 8 trailer and several Dexter residents are working on gathering supplies." Malone said a number of items are …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan shares ways local residents can support those affected by the disaster.
Dozens of people – including children – were killed when a massive tornado Monday afternoon ripped through the town of Moore, Okla., a suburb of Oklahoma City, according to the Associated Press. As search-and-rescue crews continue to dig through the rubble, many people are wondering what they can do to help those affected by the disaster. John Mozena, spokesperson for the American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan, said the organization should know more later today about exactly how much help is needed. "We're still in the assessment phase of what's going on in Oklahoma with our disaster assessment professionals," he said. "You see the photos of the devastation and it's just horrific, and the people in the town have lost everything." …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The National Weather Service will conduct a test tornado drill Wednesday at 1 p.m. as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.
The National Weather Service is urging people to practice their tornado safety measures during a special drill Wednesday at 1 p.m. The tornado drill is part of the National Weather Service's Severe Weather Awareness Week. The drill will be held throughout the state of Michigan. According to a release from the organization, the National Weather Service will use its routine weekly test on NOAA weather radio all hazards to simulate an actual tornado waring. Ready.Gov states people should do the following to prepare for a tornado: Note: The Oakland County Siren test planned for today has been cancelled. It's unclear if other tests throughout the state are also cancelled. Homeland Security released the following statement: "Oakland County …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Huron-Clinton Metroparks officials are working to repair the park's golf course that was heavily damaged by a tornado last month.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Construction crews at Hudson Mills Metropark have been hard at work clearing damaged trees from the back nine holes of the park's golf course following an F3 tornado that blew through Dexter Township in March. "The course is making a strong comeback thanks to hard work and dedication," Denise Semion, chief of communications for Huron-Clinton Metroparks said in a press release. "In the meantime, golfers are enjoying a beautiful front nine." Fodor Timber, Inc. has been contracted to remove hundreds of damaged trees from the back-most portion of the course, which will help park crews in their effort to clean up the remaining areas of brush and debris, Semion said. Metropark officials are hoping to have the course up and running at a full 18-…
Monday, April 9, 2012
Government and private agencies that participated in tornado assistance are eligible for up to $30,000 in grant funding.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Homeowners in the Carriage Hills subdivision do not have a Department of Public Works to assist with tornado debris clean-up.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Dexter Community Schools will be closed Friday.
There will be no school tomorrow for students in Dexter Community Schools. Wylie Elementary will be open from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. for students who want to talk to a counselor or a teacher. The school district asks that students do not stop by Mill Creek Middle School, because they are trying to reserve the school for shelter purposes. Jenni Hawes with the Washtenaw Chapter of the Red Cross is on the scene in Dexter. According to Hawes, there are two shelters set up in the Dexter area. The first is for those affected by the tornado. Residents can go to Mill Creek Middle School at 7305 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd., 48130. The Red Cross will provide the following services there: The Red Cross is also partnering with the Salvation Army in Ann…
Here's a compilation of reports, tweets and YouTube videos from the tornado that hit Dexter Thursday evening. If you have things to add, please do so below.