Kalamazoo College 1980 Tornado Damage
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A Polaroid photograph showing some of the damage at Kalamazoo College's Stowe Tennis Stadium after the tornado in May of 1980. The tornado, which hit Kalamazoo on May 13, 1980, traveled down West Main Street, passing Kalamazoo College and continuing into the downtown area. Several were killed and the damages amounted to over $50 million. Kalamazoo College was lucky, with no injuries and only minor damage to the tennis stadium and cars. Almost immediately after the tornado, students and staff mobilized for several days of cleanup assistance in the city. The photographer is not identified.
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Fritz, Christine A.; Church, Martha J. (1980)This is a disaster management study of the Kalamazoo community response to the tornado of May 13th. In it, Chris and I present a comprehensive picture of the immediate, short, and long-term reaction of the community.
Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1980-05)A tornado ripped through Kalamazoo on May 13, 1980. Five people were killed in the city and scores were injured. The tornado caused damaged to Stowe Stadium on the college's campus. In this photo, a group of Kalamazoo ...
Wilson, Ray (Kalamazoo College, 1980-05-13)A man and two boys stand among the uprooted trees in front of an apartment building on Catherine Street. The damage was caused by the F-3 tornado that struck Kalamazoo on May 13, 1980.