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New England News
6:28 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Steeple On Historic Church Being Repaired

A crane moves into place at Old First Church in downtown Springfield, MA
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Repairs are being made to the steeple of the Old First Church in Springfield, Massachusetts. It is part of an ongoing effort to restore one of the oldest church buildings in New England.

A crane was moved into position Wednesday and a fence erected to keep pedestrians away while the final work is done on the exterior of the steeple to repair damage caused by the 2011 tornado. Mayor Domenic Sarno said Old First Church is a significant part of Springfield’s history and the restoration will ensure it figures in the city’s future.

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Central New York News
3:30 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Confirmed EF2 Tornado Kills 4, Damages Homes In Central New York

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  The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado destroyed homes and property in central New York, and killed four people.

Violent winds Tuesday clocked in at least 100 miles per hour in the Madison county town of Smithfield, between Syracuse and Utica, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Barbara Watson. 

"It's going to be at least an EF2," Watson said. 

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New York News
12:14 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

National Weather Service Says Severe Weather To Continue In Northeast

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There are reports of fatalities in the wake of a line of storms, including a confirmed EF2 tornado, that moved through western and central New York Tuesday night, bringing heavy rain and strong winds that knocked down trees, power lines and several buildings. 

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New England News
6:20 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Tornado Ravaged Park Reopens After $1Million Project

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A city park seriously damaged by the June 1, 2011 tornado that hit Springfield reopened today after a nearly $1 million improvement project.

City and state officials joined with residents of the Sixteen Acres neighborhood to praise the Camp Wilder Park renovations. Mayor Domenic Sarno said the park is an “urban oasis” in an area that had been ripped to shreds three years ago by the tornado.

" I almost had a tear in my eye coming in here today. To think of all the debris that was here and now look at this magnificent park. But, we always had a can-do attitude."

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New England News
6:28 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

New Houses Going Up In Neighborhood Slammed By 2011 Tornado

New houses under construction on Central St. in Springfield, MA in a neighborhood devastated by the June 1, 2011 tornado
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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.  Rebuilding in the city of Springfield has been aided by about $100 million in federal and state funds.

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Capital Region News
12:35 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Daily Gazette Photographer Shot Tornado Destruction

A tree was felled by Thursday's tornado.
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Daily Gazette photographer Pat Dodson was heading back to the Capital Region following President Obama’s visit to central New York yesterday when news broke that a tornado touched down in Schenectady County. Dodson spoke with WAMC about what the newspaper termed on its front page today “the path of destruction.”

Weather
8:15 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Severe Weather: The Before And After

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WAMC's David Guistina discusses the possible tornado in Schenectady County with Meteorologist Paul Caiano.

New York News
4:52 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Tornado Apparently Touches Down In Schenectady County

Strong winds blew down a line of trees in Duanesburg, NY
Lucas Willard WAMC

The National Weather Service says spotters have reported apparent tornado damage with trees and power lines down down and a home destroyed as severe thunderstorms packing high winds and large hail moved eastward through rural Schenectady and Albany counties.

New England News
6:18 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Tornado Damaged Catholic High School To Be Rebuilt

Cathedral High School in Springfield, MA was severely damaged by the tornado on June 1, 2011. Officials announced a $38 million agreement with FEMA that will result in a new school beingconstructed at the current location.
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A Catholic high school in Springfield, Massachusetts that was severely damaged by the 2011 tornado will be replaced with the help of federal funds.  Rebuilding Cathedral High School is seen as a key step to completing the city’s recovery from the natural disaster.

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New England News
6:11 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

FEMA To Pay Springfield $25 Million For 2011 Tornado

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) and Springfield, MA Mayor Domenic Sarno sign papers to accept $25 million from FEMA for damage to city property from the June 1,2011 tornado
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to pay Springfield, Massachusetts $25 million for the destruction of public property by the 2011 tornado.  It is a final settlement that city officials worked relentlessly to obtain.

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