tornado http://wamc.org en Tornado Damaged Catholic High School To Be Rebuilt http://wamc.org/post/tornado-damaged-catholic-high-school-be-rebuilt <p>A Catholic high school in Springfield, Massachusetts that was severely damaged by the 2011 tornado will be replaced with the help of federal funds.&nbsp; Rebuilding Cathedral High School is seen as a key step to completing the city’s recovery from the natural disaster.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:18:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 85112 at http://wamc.org Tornado Damaged Catholic High School To Be Rebuilt 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 Springfield Gets OK To Spend $13M On Tornado Recovery http://wamc.org/post/springfield-gets-ok-spend-13m-tornado-recovery <p>Officials with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have approved plans by the city of Springfield, Massachusetts to spend $13 million on redeveloping an impoverished area of the city damaged by June 1,2011 tornado.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Damaged and blighted buildings will be torn down, streets and sidewalks repaved, new houses built, a park and other public properties improved in Maple High-Six Corners, a low income neighborhood still struggling to recover from the historic 2011 storm.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:29:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 79607 at http://wamc.org Springfield Gets OK To Spend $13M On Tornado Recovery U.S. Forest Service Studies Springfield Reforestation Effort http://wamc.org/post/us-forest-service-studies-springfield-reforestation-effort <p>In the two years since a tornado tore through Springfield, Massachusetts a volunteer effort has spearheaded the planting of thousands of new trees.&nbsp; The work is being done as the U.S. Forest Service conducts a study on the environmental impacts from the loss of the urban tree canopy.</p><p></p><p></p><p> More than 4,400 new trees have been planted in Springfield in the last two years in an effort to restore, largely for later generations, the shade trees that lined streets and filled public parks prior to the June 1, 2011 tornado.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:53:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 76679 at http://wamc.org U.S. Forest Service Studies Springfield Reforestation Effort Early Childhood Education Organization Returns To Tornado Ravaged Neighborhood http://wamc.org/post/early-childhood-education-organization-returns-tornado-ravaged-neighborhood <p>Officials in Springfield, Massachusetts have marked another step forward in the city’s recovery from the tornado that caused extensive damage 26 months ago.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:45:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 72871 at http://wamc.org Early Childhood Education Organization Returns To Tornado Ravaged Neighborhood Plan Unveiled For Spending Disaster Recovery Funds http://wamc.org/post/plan-unveiled-spending-disaster-recovery-funds <p>Officials in Springfield, Massachusetts have produced a plan for spending millions of dollars in federal disaster recovery funds.&nbsp; It is the latest step in a long road to recovery from the June 1<sup>st</sup>,2011 tornado.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:41:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 71921 at http://wamc.org Plan Unveiled For Spending Disaster Recovery Funds HUD Foreclosure Decision Expected In September For Tornado Damaged Homes http://wamc.org/post/hud-foreclosure-decision-expected-september-tornado-damaged-homes <p>More than two years after a tornado tore through a low-income housing cooperative in Springfield, Massachusetts, the residents of the damaged complex face an uncertain future.&nbsp; More than two dozen homes remain vacant and condemned and there is the threat of foreclosure by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:26:12 +0000 Paul Tuthill 70239 at http://wamc.org HUD Foreclosure Decision Expected In September For Tornado Damaged Homes Construction Begins To Replace Tornado Damaged School http://wamc.org/post/construction-begins-replace-tornado-damaged-school <p>Springfield, Massachusetts continues to rebuild from the tornado that caused extensive damage to the city 25 months ago.&nbsp; A groundbreaking ceremony was held today to begin construction on a new elementary school to replace one that was rendered unusable by the tornado.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:09:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 68901 at http://wamc.org Construction Begins To Replace Tornado Damaged School Springfield Mayor Reflects On 2011 Tornado http://wamc.org/post/springfield-mayor-reflects-2011-tornado <p>This Saturday, June 1<sup>st</sup>, marks two years since Massachusetts was hit by the worst tornado the state has experienced in a half-century.&nbsp; The powerful storm carved a 39 mile long, half-mile wide path through western Massachusetts.&nbsp; Three people were killed, dozens injured, and more than 1400 buildings damaged or destroyed.&nbsp; Much of the devastation, but none of the deaths, occurred in the city of Springfield.&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno as the city prepared to reflect on the 2<sup>nd</sup> anniversar Fri, 31 May 2013 19:55:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 65957 at http://wamc.org Springfield Mayor Reflects On 2011 Tornado 5/22/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/52213-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick.</p><p>This morning our discussion topics include:<br>Osama Pics<br>Post Tornado Efforts<br>Immigration Reform Passes Hurdle<br>Pope's Exorcism?<br>Apple's Taxes<br>Disney's "Brave" redesign</p><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 65265 at http://wamc.org