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.
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.
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.
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 rolled up his sleeves and helped local charitable organizations pass out food and other necessities to residents hit hard by the tornadoes.
The damage from Wednesday’s tornadoes stretches for miles. Before-and-after pictures give us some sense of the long path of destruction.
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.
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.”
By Friday night, some residents there were getting their lights turned back on. But many remained in the dark. Others had their homes destroyed.
Tornadoes in western and central Massachusetts stole the headlines this week.
Soundbytes of the week are selected by WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Dave Mager.