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Springfield Awarded $21.9 Million To Help Tornado Recovery


The  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded more than $21 million to the city of Springfield Massachusetts to help it recover from the June 2011 tornado. 

Springfield Awarded $21.9 Million To Help Tornado Recovery

   Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said the money will fund specific projects detailed in the tornado recovery master plan the city produced last year.

   HUD also awarded $7 million to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to help rebuild other areas hit by the tornadoes of  June  2011 and the flooding that followed Tropical Storm Irene later that year. The money is from the same appropriation President Obama signed this year that led to $5. 4 billion in aid to five states and the city of New York  impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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