Support the news

State Reveals Financial Impact Of Severe Weather08:00
Download

Play
This article is more than 8 years old.
Bricks and debris cover a parked car in the South End area of Springfield. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Bricks and debris cover a parked car in the South End area of Springfield. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Teams from the Massachusetts Emergency management Agency (MEMA) and FEMA are assessing the cost of last week's tornadoes.

In Springfield Tuesday, officials say the state is about half-way to a full accounting of the damage. The state will qualify for federal aid if the there's more than $8.3 million in damage to public property.

Initial estimates suggest the final bill will be well above that threshold.

Guest:

  • Anne Mostue, reporter, WFCR
  • Kathleen Norbut, director of emergency management, Monson

This segment aired on June 7, 2011.

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news