A federal grand jury in Connecticut has returned an indictment charging a 41-year-old man with fraudulently securing federal assistance by claiming that he was a victim of a series of tornadoes that killed four people and destroyed more than 1,400 homes in central and western Massachusetts.
The western Massachusetts town of Monson declared a state of emergency after torrential rains swept through on Sunday.
One year later, central and western Massachusetts are recovering from a devastating series of tornadoes.
One year ago, a series of tornadoes swept through Central and Western Massachusetts killing three and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.
One year after a tornado ravaged the Central Mass. town, some are struggling to rebuild.
Massachusetts officials say last June’s tornadoes caused about $200 million in damage to insured personal and commercial property.
With all eyes on the deadly tornados that hit the south and central parts of the United States this week, survivors of a June 2011 tornado that devastated parts of Western and Central Massachusetts say their thoughts are with the victims.
A resident took video of the tornado that destroyed much of Monson this spring.
Areas in Western Mass. hit hard by June tornadoes are now dealing with power outages from the Nor’easter.
The Monson planning board is considering changes to allow trailers on emergency lots in the future, even if it won’t help families now.