Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 7/1/2019
Gray’s Fox affiliate WXIX Cincinnati raised $77,000 in a telethon held May 30 after a record 18 tornadoes touched down near Dayton on May 27. One tornado reached an estimated maximum wind speed of 170 mph making it an EF4, the second strongest on the enhanced Fujita scale.
“We wanted our neighbors to the north to know Cincinnati and Tri-State viewers were here to support them as they recover,” said Creative Services Director Dom Nardo.
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