Kentwood residents gather for meeting about tornado cleanup

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) -- People in Kentwood affected by last week's tornado met Monday night to discuss the process of cleaning up.

A large group packed into the Kelloggsville Christian Reformed Church to hear updated information about services available to them.

The mayor, along with police and fire departments, and the Salvation Army told residents about available assistance with home repairs and removal of debris.

Mayor Stephen Kepley said, "The system that we have is truly the most efficient, effective, and expedient way to clean up the street. If I wasn't mayor and I heard that were going to pick up curb-side and subsidized with the insurance companies, I'd be mad as heck. It's just not going to happen. But volunteers are here; I'm here to help clean up the mess and that's what were going to do."

The EF-1 tornado moved through a six-mile stretch a week ago Sunday.

It damaged hundreds of buildings and injured at least six people.

No one died.


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