SPRINGFIELD/MONSON (CBS) – The damage from Wednesday’s tornadoes stretches for miles. These before-and-after pictures give us some sense of the long path of destruction.
On Main Street in Springfield at Hubbard Ave, the storm flattened a corner building.
South of Springfield in the small town of Monson, homes near a baseball field are in ruins. The street used to be lined with trees. Piles of debris have taken their place.
Many people have lost their homes; some have nowhere to go, while others stayed with family, friends and acquaintances.
The Red Cross was helping about 465 people in two shelters in Springfield, one in West Springfield and one in Monson.