Severe Weather Safety Month
Know Your Risks and Be Prepared
Council has recognized March as Severe Weather Month. Every year the state of Michigan experiences severe thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, and flooding which often result in disaster declarations due to widespread and severe damage.
Since 1950, 1,176 tornadoes have been reported in the state of Michigan, resulting in over $1.1 Billion in property damage, over 3,000 direct injuries, and over 240 fatalities. Climate Change is increasing the frequency of severe weather incidences.
Severe weather, in the form of thunderstorms, windstorms, floods, and tornados, pose a significant threat to the health and safety of all Berkley residents;
When residents know what to do before, during, and after severe weather events it saves countless lives. We encourage everyone to learn and share proper safety and emergency procedures.
Below you will find helpful information provided by the National Weather Service, Ready.gov, and Oakland County: