Wednesday, September 19, 2012

WPBS Documentary on Local Weather Disasters

With the premiere of the latest PBS series by filmmaker Ken Burns entitled The Dust bowl on November 18-19, WPBS is working on a documentary chronicling Northern New York and Eastern Ontario’s local weather disasters.

The documentary’s producers are reaching out to local communities to gather first-hand accounts from individuals and families who experienced these major events in local history.  WPBS is asking for folks to share any pictures, videos, or testimonies of the experience of the community in any of the following disasters: The Blizzard of ‘77, the Microburst of ‘95 and the Ice Storm of ‘98.

Go online to their website, click the “Select Files” link, and pick your files to upload. You may also mail them to WPBS-TV, 1056 Arsenal Street, Watertown, NY 13601, attention Lumarie Vega, email lvega@wpbstv.org, or call at (315) 782-3142 ext 244 to share your stories.

WPBS-TV is a non-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario. WPBS-TV’s mission is to educate, entertain and inform in order to enhance the lives of those it serves.

Photo: Blizzard of ’77 board game (Courtesy Hollerboard).

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