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.
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.