The Labor Day Storm: 20-Years-Later

posted by Ian Wheatley - 

In the early morning hours of Sept. 7, 1998, a band of extremely strong thunderstorms rolled through Central New York. 20-years-later folks are still talking about the Labor Day Storm.

Nick Pirro was the Onondaga County Executive then. He talked with Dave Allen Thursday Morning about The Labor Day Storm:

The storm devastated the community. Wind gusts of 115 mph damaging hundreds of buildings and tens of thousands of trees. More than 200,000 people lost power with some left in the dark for more than a week.  The storm claimed the lives of two people at the State Fairgrounds.  

Bill Deger from AccuWeather talked about the Derechos that set up the rare storm that left a path of destruction from Rochester to Boston: 

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