Radio Made in Michigan
1:43 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

60 years after, how Flint Beecher tornado influenced tornado forecasting

Credit Courtesy of the Flint Journal

On June 8, 1953, an F-5 tornado hit Flint and the nearby community of Beecher, killing 116 people.  It was the tenth deadliest tornado in U. S. history, and a generation of Michigan residents would never look at a dark sky the same way again.

Jerry Hodak was the face of TV weather in the Detroit market for 45 years. He retired in 2010. Today he joins Current State to talk about the 60th anniversary of the Flint Beecher tornado.  

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