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Matt Ryan

New York State knows a little something about severe weather.

Since Governor Cuomo took office, The Empire State has dealt with devastating storms in nearly every corner.  In 2011, Tropical Storms Irene and Lee battered a large swath of upstate, the next year Superstorm Sandy punished New York City and Long Island and just last November a freak lake-effect blizzard pummeled Buffalo suburbs. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, the University at Albany's Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be holding a forum called Facing the Storm: Severe Weather Challenges Confronting New York State in the 21st Century. The program is designed for emergency managers, not-for-profit executives, state and local officials and student and faculty from SUNY.

Bob Bullock from the Rockefeller Institute of Government and Dr. Chris Thorncroft from UAlbany  preview the forum this week in our studio.  Watch the preview above and the entire segment here (begins at 07:26).