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May 13, 1980: I Remember the Kalamazoo Tornado [Video]
I grew up in Kalamazoo. I remember the day a tornado barreled through downtown Kalamazoo: May 13, 1980.
For about 20 minutes, the landscape of the downtown area changed forever; 150-year-old trees in Bronson Park were ripped up; and the back of Gilmore's Department store was ripped off. The new…