No one expected a tornado would hit Battle Ground yesterday. We are thankful there were no injuries. The city’s first responders from police, fire, public works, and the building department arrived on the scene immediately and, with assistance from many of our partner agencies, were able to assess the damage, assist residents and businesses, and secure the area.
We greatly appreciate each and every individual and business who, without a bit of hesitation, showed up to assist with the cleanup effort. As I watched the various news accounts last night, I realized they got the story right - yes, we had a tornado in the City of Battle Ground, but the focus of their stories was that of city staff, residents, businesses, and volunteers working together to put our neighborhoods back together. Thank you Battle Ground.
Cleanup efforts continue. City staff will update the community regarding post-tornado information via our Facebook page and on our website.