Massachusetts Tornadoes


Brimfield Horse Impaled During Tornado Is Expected To Survive

A 9-year-old horse impaled by wooden debris during the tornadoes that struck Massachusetts last week is expected to recover after emergency surgery at the Tufts University veterinary school.


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

Homeowners File $90 Million In Insurance Claims For Tornado Damage

Homeowners in western Massachusetts have already filed $90 million in insurance claims for damages caused by tornadoes that ravaged Springfield and several smaller communities last week.


Spencer (credit: Deven Klem)

Following The Path Of Destruction From Tornadoes In Western Mass.

The third largest tornado to occur in Massachusetts since the Worcester Tornado in 1953 will also be noted for the length of its damage path – approximately 39 miles.


A State Trooper helped rescue a dog in Monson that had been trapped under a roof after being swept away by the June 1, 2011 tornado.

Monson Family’s Dog Survives Tornado, Found Alive Trapped Under Roof

Saturday morning, neighbors and a State Trooper who was passing by, heard some whimpering under a pile of debris. It was a dog that went missing in the tornado; hungry and tired, but completely unharmed.


Senator Brown hands out meals to victims of the June 1, 2011 tornadoes.  (Credit: Kim Tunnicliffe)

Sen. Brown Helps Springfield Tornado Victims, Pushes For Federal Relief

Senator Brown rolled up his sleeves and helped local charitable organizations pass out food and other necessities to residents hit hard by the tornadoes.


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

Tornado Destruction: Before And After Pictures

The damage from Wednesday’s tornadoes stretches for miles. Before-and-after pictures give us some sense of the long path of destruction.


Inside the Springfield tornado, June 1, 2011. (Credit: Ryan Donovan)

Storm Chaser’s Video From Inside The Springfield Tornado

In a week full of remarkable pictures, one video still manages to take your breath away. It shows you in no uncertain terms what it looks like and sounds like to be run over by a tornado.


Two-year-old Harrison Wilson talks surveys the damage in his backyard from the June 1, 2011 tornadoes.

Southbridge Toddler’s Take On The Tornado: ‘Things Got Broken’

For one 2-year-old, like many others much older than him, Wednesday’s tornado is like nothing he’s ever seen. Harrison Wilson can see his toppled swing-set in the middle of a devastated neighborhood. He points out that “things got broken.”


Damage in Brimfield from the tornado that hit June 1, 2011.

MEMA Warns Mass. Tornado Victims Of Scammers Posing As Utility Workers

By Friday night, some residents there were getting their lights turned back on. But many remained in the dark. Others had their homes destroyed.


South Westfield on East Main Street, June 1, 2011. (credit: Rob Macedo at Skywarn)

Soundbytes Of The Week, June 3

Tornadoes in western and central Massachusetts stole the headlines this week.
Soundbytes of the week are selected by WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Dave Mager.