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Connections: Rochester's wind storm and the effects of extreme weather

On Wednesday, a fierce wind storm caused by a unique weather combination shook the Rochester area. Hurricane-force winds caused the highest total number of power outages in the area since 2003. Many homes were damaged; some, destroyed.

We discuss this once-in-a-decade type storm event, and take your calls and questions about what happened and why. Our guests:

  • Scott Hetsko, 13WHAM meteorologist
  • James Gilbert, WROC meteorologist
  • Rick Herman, executive vice president of the Rochester Homebuilders' Association
  • Marisol Ramos-Lopez, commissioner of the Department of Recreation and Youth Services for the City of Rochester
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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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