Monday, June 28, 2010

Campground in Michigan Hit by Tornado

Although it hasn't been confirmed yet that it was a tornado that caused the damage to this campground in Michigan, the following video makes it pretty clear that it was indeed a tornado.  Note how some rv's were thrown around and others right next to them were perfectly fine? 

Campground Damaged by Probable Tornado

The above video was taken from the air so you can see the destruction very clearly.

How many of the people in this campground knew the storm was coming?

How many left their rv's for a more substantial structure?

How many had weather radios?

How many with weather radios had them turned on and set to the county they were camping in?

Do you have a weather radio?

Weather radios are cheap and can give you enough warning to leave your rv and maybe save your lives.  Is it worth the cost?

What are you waiting for?

You can get weather radio's just about anywhere...Walmart, Walgreens, Target, Home Depot, Lowes....
You can also get them at Radio Shack but I don't' recommend their brand. 

This is the exact model we have had for the last few years.  One thing I really like about it, is that it's portable.  You can grab it and take it to the shelter with you and still keep track of the weather, so you know when it's safe to go back to your home or rv.  I have actually had it with me in our below ground storm shelter and it worked.  I had to move it around a little to get a good signal, but it worked!

Don't wait for that middle of the night storm (and they always come in the middle of the night) and wish you had one.  Get one, take it with you when you are camping, and make sure it's on and set to the county you are at!

That is a very scary video and this year it seems that these storms are hitting areas that rarely get tornado's. 


  1. Thanks for posting the video - I hadn't watched that one. And thanks for the reminder that we need to buy a weather radio now that we are back in civilization.

  2. Good post on the tornado. We understood that the folks in the RV campground had no warning. We are about 40 miles to the west and we had plenty of warning. We saw on TV that the nearest town to us was supposedly in the path, but as it turned out it passed to the south of us. We never saw any bad funnel clouds building.

    On the Motown museum, it is in a nice area of town, right off the freeway and well worth the stop!

    Good luck on the selling the place!


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