Have storm debris? Self-serve yard waste facility is open Sunday, Aug. 21 from 9 am-6 pm

@hvillewxman Blake Harms
Scene at Wilson & 68th in Grandville shortly after the tornado. Photo courtesy of Blake Harms @hvillewxman

By Victoria Mullen



If you have branches, limbs and brush to dispose of after Saturday’s storm, you may bring them to Grand Rapids’s yard waste facility at 2001 Butterworth Street SW from 9 am to 6 pm on Sunday, Aug. 21. The facility is self-serve, so you’ll have to bring the storm debris yourself.


At least four radar-reported tornadoes downed trees, damaged homes and snapped power lines on Saturday, August 20. Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Wyoming sustained most of the damage, and at least 25,000 Consumers Energy customers lost power in Allegan, Barry, Kent and Ottawa counties since the storm.


NWSBecause the tornados were wrapped in rain, they were not visible to viewers. There were no reported injuries.


The National Weather Service said that damage surveys will be conducted on Sunday to determine the number, wind estimate and severity of the tornadoes.