An Ill Wind Blows: Here's What You Need To Know About Severe Weather

April 8, 2014

"You need to make that plan ahead of time so that when we issue the warning, you can act on that plan immediately to make sure that everyone stays safe."

Rich Pollman, National Weather Service meteorologist.

Now that winter’s over, it’s time to start planning for warmer weather hazards such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and floods. Michigan had 12 tornadoes last year, and while they’re most common in the spring, they can happen any time of the year. Three tornadoes touched down last November as part of a system that left hundreds of thousands of people across the state without power. Rich Pollman is the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service in White Lake. He tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller any windstorm can be dangerous. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.

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