tornado http://wemu.org en Washtenaw County Emergency Services Ready For Severe Weather http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-county-emergency-services-ready-severe-weather <p>Severe weather season is here, and Washtenaw County Emergency Services is making sure the county is well prepared for any nasty weather.</p><p>Emergency Services Director Marc Breckenridge says Washtenaw County is better prepared than most Michigan counties.&nbsp; He says the county has around 400 trained SkyWarn severe weather spotters, and also works closely with area broadcasters to get the word out about severe weather.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 20:44:57 +0000 Bob Eccles 29710 at http://wemu.org Washtenaw County Emergency Services Ready For Severe Weather Washtenaw Red Cross Ready To Help In Oklahoma http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-red-cross-ready-help-oklahoma <p>The Washtenaw-Lenawee Chapter of the American Red Cross is preparing for possible deployments to Oklahoma, following Monday's tornado that devastated the city of Moore, just outside Oklahoma City.</p><p>Executive Director Donna Duvin says the local chapter hasn't yet received any direct requests for assistance, but stands ready to help.</p><p>Duvin says in the event local volunteers are called upon to travel to the tornado-ravaged area, the Washtenaw-Lenawee Chapter will still be ready to offer any help necessary to residents in this area.</p><p></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 20:37:47 +0000 Bob Eccles 29709 at http://wemu.org Washtenaw Red Cross Ready To Help In Oklahoma Dexter Tornado Recovery Fundraiser: A Year Later http://wemu.org/post/dexter-tornado-recovery-fundraiser-year-later <p>A Dexter couple whose home was destroyed by last year's tornado is helping to host a run to raise money for those who helped in the recovery effort.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.jazzrunning.com"><strong>JazzRunning.com:</strong></a></p><blockquote><p>On March 15, 2012 Dexter was hit by an F3 Tornado. Immediately after the tornado the community and surrounding communities came together to put the pieces back together. All proceeds from this run will began to pay back those organizations that supported our community.</p></blockquote> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:35:44 +0000 Andrew Cluley 26748 at http://wemu.org Dexter Tornado Recovery Fundraiser: A Year Later