5/6/13 - Panel

May 6, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Charock and Ray Graf and Dr. Allen Keller, Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. Joe Donahue moderates.

A survey of tornado survivors finds many with unmet needs as the one year anniversary of the natural disaster in western Massachusetts approaches.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports…

Eight days of canvassing by disaster response volunteers in tornado impacted neighborhoods of Springfield found dozens of people who still need help ranging from major roof repairs to replacing household appliances and furnishings.

Steven Abdow, a board member of Springfield Community Together, the FEMA organized long term recovery group, said the unmet needs are estimated to cost $1 million…