STORM STRUCK

WIND-slideshow1STORM STRUCK

How Supercharged Winds Slammed UpNorth

GIF Photos by Aimé Merizon, Carol Vernam, Craig Goodrich, Jeff Herman, Linda Stephan, Dr. Tim Harbin

PHOTOS SOUGHT FOR STORM STRUCK!
A CROWD-SOURCED BOOK CHRONICLING THE MICHIGAN STORM

It was a hundred-years storm. Thin trees snapped like matchsticks; thick ones toppled, one atop another, like felled soldiers. The storm’s straight-wind blast left houses with gaping holes, thousands of residents with no power for days, a Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore that is, said one official, unrecognizable, and a cleanup that could take years.

Mission Point Press, a Traverse City publisher, will soon release a book chronicling the historic event of Sunday afternoon, August 2nd, in the book, Storm Struck: How Supercharged Winds Slammed Up North. Included:

– The storm’s anatomy … what caused it, and why it was so devastating. 
– Mapped details of the path it followed.
– Extensive photographs showing the impact on Leelanau, Grand Traverse and Antrim counties.
– Stories of the people affected – their heroics, and the swift response to repair the damage.

The book will be soft cover, 80 pages, will measure 8.5 x 8.5 inches, and will retail for $19.95. It will be published under Chandler Lake Books, an imprint of Mission Point Press.

We will donate $1 to the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes for each book sold. The money will be used for trail and tree restoration in the park.

PLEASE DONATE YOUR PHOTOS!

Thousands of residents were on the front lines of this storm. We know. We’ve seen many of your amazing photographs. We want to feature 100 or so of the best in this book. So we’re asking for your help.

Please send us your best photos. The owners of photos selected for the book will get:

– A free copy of the book. 
– A caption accompanying the photo in the book listing the photographer’s name and his or her description of the moment the photo was shot.
– An invitation to a kickoff event upon the book’s release; selected photos will be part of an event slide show.
– Knowledge that they’ll be helping in the restoration of the Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore.

To submit your photo, please email them to Bob Butz at:

StormPics82@gmail.com

Please include this caption information with each photo:

– Who is in the photo? (Describe as best you can.) 
– What is shown in the photo? Also, describe any unusual aspects about the photo that a reader might want to know.
– When was the photograph taken (date and time.) 
– Where specifically was the photograph taken?

Deadline: Photos must be received by Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, to be considered. We will contact you if your photograph has been selected and send you the necessary paperwork.

Questions about photos? Email Bob Butz at StormPics82@gmail.com.

General questions about the book project? Email Doug Weaver at doug@missionpointpress.com or call 231-421-9513.

Mission Point Press is a full-service book publisher owned and operated by Anne Stanton, Heather Shaw and Doug Weaver

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