WPBS DOCUMENTARY ON LOCAL WEATHER DISASTERS

Watertown, NY- 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. This documentary will focus on the Blizzard of 1977, the Microburst of 1995 and the Ice Storm of 1998.

We are reaching out to local communities to gather first-hand accounts from individuals and families who experienced this major event in local history.

WPBS is asking you 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.

Please log on to http://www.wpbstv.org/cms-display/Submit.html, 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 López,, 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.

For Immediate Release
August 28, 2012

CONTACT: Lumarie Vega López,
WPBS-DT Producer/Director
315-782-3142 x 244

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