Southfield (CW50) – On this week’s STREET BEAT Chief Forecaster, Karen Carter, talks with the National Weather Service’s Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Rich Pollman, on how they predict and prepare for storms.

Rich Pollman, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service, with Street Beat Host, Chief Forecaster Karen Carter (Credit: Andrew Gawel/ CW50)

She also gets a behind the scenes look in an exclusive segment with Pollman on-site of the aftermath of last week’s tornado in Vernon, Michigan.

The aftermath of a tornado in Vernon, Michigan (Credit: Paul Pytlowany/ CW50)

A Closer look at the aftermath of a tornado in Vernon, Michigan (Credit: Paul Pytlowany/ CW50)

Then, she talks to Lieutenant Junior Grade Justin Bommer of the United States Coast Guard Sector Detroit about how they educate the public about water safety and severe weather precautions and procedures.

Lieutenant Junior Grade Justin Bommer of the United States Coast Guard Sector Detroit, with Street Beat Host, Chief Forecaster Karen Carter (Credit: Andrew Gawel/ CW50)

Lastly, DTE Energy’s Director, Brain Calka, tells us how they get ready for power outages even before they start, as well as a look at their Mobile Command Unit.

Brian Calka, Director at DTE Energy (Credit: Andrew Gawel/ CW50)

Watch STREET BEAT Saturday at 8:30am on CW50

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