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My Town: Kentwood residents still cleaning up after tornado
My Town: Kentwood residents still cleaning up after tornado

KENTWOOD, Mich.-- Residents are still cleaning up the damage from an EF-1 tornado that ripped through Kentwood earlier this month.

Several residents are reporting extensive damage,  from flattened garages to downed tree trunks. When the tornado hit Kentwood,  residents said it sounded as if a freight train was zooming by the area. A community coming together was the mantra that night, with neighbors checking on one another and helping clean up the damage.

The Home Depot on 54th Street helped cut down tree trunks and branches with chainsaws.

"It is just nice to see wonderful people help out a wonderful community," an employee from The Home Depot told me. "It just makes you want to jump in and help. It could have happened to anyone."