No one was seriously injured last Saturday night, after a tornado touched down in the rural Goshen and Conway, Massachusetts. But buildings collapsed, and personal belongings were destroyed. Friends — and strangers — have jumped in to help out. One “donation” happened just by chance.
No serious injuries were reported after the Saturday evening storm. Six properties were significantly damaged.
Springfield marked the 5th anniversary of the tornado that swept through the city five years ago Wednesday. Mayor Domenic Sarno had asked spiritual institutions to ring their bells at 4:38 pm as part of a city-wide moment of remembrance.
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Post-traumatic stress continues to affect some residents four years after a devastating tornado swept through western and central Massachusetts
The comments come as the Springfield diocese weighs whether to rebuild Cathedral High School, which was severely damaged by the 2011 tornado.
As the cleanup continues in Revere, Massachusetts from Monday’s tornado, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says he’s reached out to his counterpart in the coastal city to offer support.
The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Revere, Massachusetts, shortly after 9 o’clock Monday morning. There are reports of partial building and roof collapses, downed trees and power lines. The storm was the latest to hit the region in the past couple of days that also produced a tornado funnel cloud over Springfield.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is not offering any specific funding yet to help revere clean-up. but the governor pledged support.
The properties would be part of the resort casino MGM wants to build in Springfield.
The iconic building was destroyed in the 2011 tornado.
Two years ago Saturday a tornado wreaked havoc on a 39-mile stretch of western and central Massachusetts destroying buildings, toppling trees and causing injury and death.
Monday’s deadly tornado outside Oklahoma City leaves questions of how people can prepare for such a sudden, destructive weather event. Researchers at UMass Amherst and the University of Oklah
State and local officials gathered in Brimfield, Massachusetts today to announce over $700,000 in grants for restoration efforts from tornado damage in Brimfield and Sturbridge caused by the June 2
The June 1st, 2011, tornadoes that tore through western and central Massachusetts destroyed parts of downtown Monson, as well as many homes in this rural community, home to about 8,500 people
Members of a volunteer tornado recovery group fanned out across Springfield last month to assess unmet needs of residents in the city’s most damaged areas.