Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Strong Wind
Magnitude 48 kts.
State MICHIGAN
County/Area VAN BUREN
WFO GRR
Report Source Broadcast Media
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-04-16 15:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2012-04-16 15:00:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong low pressure system moved across the northern Great Lakes region on April 16th, resulting in numerous wind gusts in the 45 to 55 mph range across lower Michigan. A woman was killed when a tree fell on the van she was driving in two miles northeast of Bloomingdale in Van Buren county. A carnival ride was blown down in Jackson. A peak wind gust of 55 mph was measured at the Kalamazoo International Airport and also two miles south of Holland.
Event Narrative A 69 year old woman was killed when a tree fell on the van she was driving in two miles northeast of Bloomingdale in Van Buren county on 38 and 1/2 street near county road 380.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 69 Female Vehicle/Towed Trailer


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 27.00K 0.00K
IONIA (ZONE) IONIA (ZONE) MI 04/16/2012 15:00 EST-5 Strong Wind 48 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
VAN BUREN (ZONE) VAN BUREN (ZONE) MI 04/16/2012 15:00 EST-5 Strong Wind 48 kts. EG 1 0 10.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) MI 04/16/2012 17:45 EST-5 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 27.00K 0.00K