Emergency Management Weighs in on Tornado Response

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Progress being made, but tornado damage clean up continues

KENT COUNTY, Mich. — Kent County Emergency Management talked with FOX 17 about the response to Sunday’s tornado and progress being made.


“We organized police, fire, EMS, search and rescue, the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and it worked so well,” Jack Stewart, the county emergency management director said.

He said the storm lasted 4 to 10 minutes. Trees damaged 269 homes. Also, Stewart said 2,000 homes were affected by debris.

“This is my 3rd tornado in my 10th year (as emergency management director). This is the first one to hit a residential area. This is the most serious,” he said.

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