Monson

Tina and Corey Partlow's temporary home.

Monson Considers Emergency Mobile Home Lots

The Monson planning board is considering changes to allow trailers on emergency lots in the future, even if it won’t help families now.

07/19/2011

The path of the EF-3 tornado across western and central Massachusetts from June 1 as photographed by a NASA satellite. (courtesy NASA)

Western Mass. Areas Hit By Tornadoes Face Greater Wildfire Threat

The tornadoes that ravaged parts of western Massachusetts are long gone but they are still posing a danger. The problem is the heightened risk of wildfires from trees downed by the twisters.

07/06/2011

Old Glory hangs in neighboring Brimfield after the June 1, 2011 tornadoes. (credit: @BostonFire/Boston Fire Department)

Monson Forced To Cancel July 4th Events After Devastating June Tornado

An annual Independence Day tradition in Monson has been canceled after a tornado devastated the town last month.

07/02/2011

Monson Trailer

Neighbor Complaints Force Monson Tornado Victims To Move Temporary Home

A family in Monson, who lost their entire house to a devastating tornado on June 1, is now having to deal with insulting complaints from neighbors.

06/20/2011

(photo credit: Kim Tunnicliffe)

FEMA Assistance & Legal Advice Available For Mass. Tornado Victims

Federal officials are hoping more tornado victims in western and central Massachusetts come forward to register for disaster assistance as several more disaster recovery centers open this week.

06/20/2011

Monson (credit: Massachusetts State Police Air Wing)

Monson Family Finds All 7 Cats Alive After Tornado

A Monson family whose home was destroyed by the tornadoes that struck the state on June 1 has found all seven of its cats alive.

06/15/2011

Locals are gathering together to help clean up after a tornado hit the small town last week.

Monson Community Focused On Moving On From Tornado

The choir sang their loudest. The bagpipes played their best. The congregation sat attentively, ignoring the caution tape in the back and the tarp on the roof.

06/05/2011

Monson (credit: Massachusetts State Police Air Wing)

Monson Church Holds Service To Pray For Tornado Victims

A special church service was held in Monson on Sunday to pray for the victims of last week’s tornadoes.

06/05/2011

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.

06/04/2011

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.

06/04/2011

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