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Tornado Destruction: Before And After Pictures

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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.

baseball field before Tornado Destruction: Before And After Pictures

Homes near a Monson baseball field before the June 1, 2011 tornado.(Credit: Google Maps)

baseball field after Tornado Destruction: Before And After Pictures

Homes near a Monson baseball field after the June 1, 2011 tornado. (Credit:CBS)

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.

hubbard before Tornado Destruction: Before And After Pictures

Hubbard Street in Springfield before the June 1, 2011 tornado. (Credit: Google Maps)

hubbard after Tornado Destruction: Before And After Pictures

Hubbard Street in Springfield after the June 1, 2011 tornado. (Credit: CBS)

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.

Donate: The CBS Boston Cares Massachusetts Tornado Relief Fund

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