Rebuilding after the Tornadoes
It's been a month since the June 1st tornadoes ripped through towns and cities in western and central Massachusetts. Some residents are back in their homes but many are still living in shelters, motels, or with friends. FEMA and MEMA have committed funds and other resources, but how do individuals and communities rebuild, in some pockets, literally, from the ground up? Call in to the next Focus: Western New England, Wednesday June 29th to share your story. Where were you during the June 1st tornadoes? How has your world changed since that day of unusually fierce weather? What does it mean to lose so much and to start again? Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, Monson Town Administrator Gretchen Neggers, and the American Red Cross' Brenda Brouillette join host Jill Kaufman live in the studio. They'll talk about the challenges and outreach they've seen over the past four weeks, and about what's ahead.