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Remembering The Western Mass. Tornado 10 Years Later - Tuesday June 1

Ten years ago on this day, a deadly tornado ripped through Western Massachusetts killing three, injuring hundreds, and causing up to $175 million in damage. 

Springfield City Councilor Melvin Edwards talks with Dara Kennedy and Maya Shwayder on how far the city has come since the weather event. 

Emergency Coordinator Rob Macedo explains how he and others tracked the storm and communicated their findings to the National Weather Service. An act that may have saved lives.

Karen King, a community volunteer for First Church of Monson, tells us how ten years later, the church still helps residents of Springfield and Monson adapt.

Correction: A segment from this show incorrectly identified the former governor of Massachusetts as Patrick Deval. The former governor’s name is Deval Patrick.

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