This home in Monson was one of several in town that was destroyed. (Photo by Karen Twomey)

Mourning, Coping & Cleaning Up After Deadly Tornadoes Shake Western Mass.

“Under the circumstances, it’s a blessing that there haven’t been more people hurt,” Gov. Deval Patrick told WBZ-TV Thursday.


This home in Monson was flipped off its foundation in the June 1 tornado. (photo by Karen Twomey)

Tornadoes Topple Homes In Monson, Trap Residents

The small town of Monson, southwest of Worcester on the Connecticut border, was devastated by Wednesday’s tornadoes.


Rubble scattered for miles in Monson Thursday morning (photo by Karen Twomey)

Tornadoes, Funnel Clouds, Hail In Widespread Damage Reports

The tornadoes that hit western and central Massachusetts Wednesday left multiple trails of destruction.


Springfield tornado damage (Credit: Randall Nickerson, Randallslens.ifp3.com)

Video From Tornadoes’ Paths

Several tornadoes touched down in western and central Massachusetts on Wednesday, killing at least four people and damaging property in 19 communities.