A Town Hit Hard by the June 1st Storms Looks Back Six Months Later

Today marks the six month anniversary of the devastating and rare June 1st tornados that swept through parts of Western New England. The town of Monson , Massachusetts was particularly hard hit. New England Public Radio's Susan Kaplan spoke with Town Administrator Gretchen Neggers about the storm's aftermath.

Seeking Coffee and Warmth After the Storm in Amherst, Massachusetts

Store front after  store front remained shuttered, while cars and people  searched for a warm place to hang  out and a good cup of coffee. One of the first to  open was Henion Bakery, a nook of a business that was packed. An elderly couple sat bundled up sipping  hot drinks. Hugh Clark said he's lived in Amherst all his life, 86 years. So he's seen a storm or two. But he said, " Not like this."  Waiting in line– North Amherst resident Carol Cochrane said the early storm caused more damage than she remembers seeing in the past.