tornado anniversary http://wamc.org en Tornado Scars Remain Three Years Later http://wamc.org/post/tornado-scars-remain-three-years-later <p>People in Springfield, Massachusetts reflected Sunday on the third anniversary of the tornado that left a major scar on the city.&nbsp;&nbsp; While officials say they are proud of the recovery process, they acknowledge more work is ahead.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> New homes are under construction in the low-income Maple High-Six Corners neighborhood in keeping with a master plan painstakingly put together in the months after the June 1, 2011 tornado. A new elementary school is under construction to replace one destroyed by the storm. Thousands of new trees have been planted.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:28:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 91762 at http://wamc.org Tornado Scars Remain Three Years Later New Houses Going Up In Neighborhood Slammed By 2011 Tornado http://wamc.org/post/new-houses-going-neighborhood-slammed-2011-tornado <p>Sunday marks the third anniversary of the most powerful storm to strike Massachusetts in a half-century, an EF-3 rated tornado that killed three people, injured dozens more, and damaged or destroyed 2,000 buildings between Springfield and Sturbridge.&nbsp; Rebuilding in the city of Springfield has been aided by about $100 million in federal and state funds.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 91656 at http://wamc.org New Houses Going Up In Neighborhood Slammed By 2011 Tornado FEMA To Pay Springfield $25 Million For 2011 Tornado http://wamc.org/post/fema-pay-springfield-25-million-2011-tornado <p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to pay Springfield, Massachusetts $25 million for the destruction of public property by the 2011 tornado.&nbsp; It is a final settlement that city officials worked relentlessly to obtain.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:11:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 81765 at http://wamc.org FEMA To Pay Springfield $25 Million For 2011 Tornado Communities Mark Tornado Anniversary http://wamc.org/post/communities-mark-tornado-anniversary <p><font size="2">Several of the western Massachusetts communities that were in the path of almost unimaginable destruction one year ago today will hold remembrance events.&nbsp; It will be an opportunity to reflect on the one year anniversary of the worst tornado to hit the state in a half-century and also to look toward what many hope will be a brighter future.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 40244 at http://wamc.org Communities Mark Tornado Anniversary