Call for Accounts of the Palm Sunday 1965 Tornado Outbreak

The NWS office in Grand Rapids needs your help. Next April 11th will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak and we are looking for photos, home movies and eyewitness accounts of the tornadoes to be documented as part of our commemoration event. We are especially interested in details on the tornado that struck from near Marne to Comstock Park on that day. If you have firsthand accounts of the tornadoes or film of the event, please contact us at You can also leave a phone message with your contact info at 616-949-0643 extension 356.

Damage from the tornado that struck Comstock Park, Michigan on April 11, 1965.

Photo credit: Wayne Helvie

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