• Operation: Silversides

    • In Response to: Straight-line Winds
    • Location: Muskegon, MI, USA
    • Active: Apr 19, 2014 - Apr 29, 2014
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Objective

Straight-line winds caused significant damage to trees and homes in the Muskegon area. After helping Muskegon with debris removal, Region 5 shifted north to Newaygo after significant flooding.

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April 29, 2014 Operation: Silversides demobilized today in Newaygo County, Michigan. Since mid-April, roughly 40 volunteers provided storm relief in the communities of Muskegon, Newaygo, and Grant. Strike teams tackled damage assessments, chainsaw operations, muck outs, and expedient home repair. They also rallied with volunteers from the Home Depot Foundation to remove debris from cemeteries in Muskegon. Catch the story from… Read More »

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May 9, 2014 It’s funny how things come full circle. In August of 2012, my new bride and I drove from our hometown, Chicago to Muskegon, Michigan where we chose to spend our honeymoon. We were looking for a place that wasn’t too touristy and within five hours by car. My wife Eraina found a gem of a… Read More »

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Field Reports

Operation: Silversides Wraps Up

Operation: Silversides demobilized today in Newaygo County, Michigan. Since mid-April, roughly 40 volunteers provided storm relief in the communities of Muskegon, Newaygo, and Grant. Strike teams tackled damage assessments, chainsaw operations, muck outs, and expedient home repair. They also rallied with volunteers from the Home Depot Foundation to remove debris from cemeteries in Muskegon. Catch the story from… Read More »

Update on Operation: Silversides

Roughly 20 members from TR descended on Western Michigan over the weekend and began tackling damage assessments in Muskegon County following severe storms and straight line winds. Soon after, Region 5 unleashed chainsaw strike teams to assist with removing downed trees from homeowners' property. Residents near Muskegon who'd like to request assistance can call (123)… Read More »

Region 5 is Launching Operation: Silversides in Michigan

Hey Michigan, members of Region 5 will soon be convening in Muskegon County after straight line winds ripped through the area earlier this week causing significant tree and property damage. Furthermore, heavy rains led to widespread flood damage. We're deploying a team of sawyers, Palantir specialists, and other able-bodied workhorses to Western Michigan to manhandle… Read More »

Reflections

Muskegon on My Mind

It’s funny how things come full circle. In August of 2012, my new bride and I drove from our hometown, Chicago to Muskegon, Michigan where we chose to spend our honeymoon. We were looking for a place that wasn’t too touristy and within five hours by car. My wife Eraina found a gem of a… Read More »