Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Sunday’s massive tornado left six miles of roads, buildings and homes flattened by 200 mile per hour winds and killed at least 122 people. With over 2000 damaged buildings, including a complete shutdown of Joplin’s St. John’s Medical Center, the municipality is facing fiscal damages of at least $3 billion. Through it all, Joplin citizens are still trying to rebuild their lives. Rod Pace, helicopter medic for St. John's, is still working despite the damage done to his place of work. Rob O'Brian, president of the city's Chamber of Commerce discusses the impact on local businesses.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Devastated by last month’s tornadoes, communities across the South are working toward recovery. For one small Alabama community help is coming from an unexpected group of benefactors. With a population close to 1000 citizens, Phil Campbell, Alabama was hit hard losing 26 citizens and over 400 town structures. Phil Campbell, organizer of the “I am with Phil” campaign, which draws support from people named Phil Campbell committed to help rebuild the small Alabama community.
Friday, April 29, 2011
This morning, survivors of the six southern states hit by Wednesday’s rash of deadly tornadoes continue the hard work of surveying and cleaning the damage. We speak with Julie Steel, News reporter for WUTC in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a town that was hit repeatedly by waves of storms.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Deadly tornadoes that ripped through the South on Wednesday claimed some 284 lives. Entire neighborhoods were flattened in the wake of the 160 tornadoes that touched down in six states. We speak with Campbell Robertson, correspondent for our partner The New York Times, who joins us from Tuscaloosa Alabama, one of the areas hardest hit by the storms.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
New York has had its fair share of wild weather, including two tornadoes last month and a powerful hailstorm on Monday. And there's another storm heading our way Thursday night. But Brian Ciemnecki, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said this storm won't be as powerful and it will come as we move out of the stormy weather season.