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Tornado hits township, emergency crews prepared

As the sky darkened and the wind picked up, a funnel cloud touched down, taking out trees, power lines and even a home with two inside. For the township of Williamstown, Oct. 18, 2007, is a day that is still on resident’s minds.

Only lasting moments the tornado moved homes off their foundations, ripped rooms from houses and sent tree limbs into the streets. Many residents were forced to leave their homes because of the damage. The area was in such disarray, the next day there was a curfew and only residents could enter. Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth said the day of the tornado there were officers in the township, as well as the county’s Emergency Management Program. Continue reading Tornado hits township, emergency crews prepared