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Tornado

Disaster, Catastrophes

Two Springfield Catholic Schools Relocate After Tornadoes

Students at St. Michael’s Academy Middle School and Cathedral High School will temporarily relocate.

07/25/2011

Cars are covered in debris near Main Street June 2, 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Tornado-Damaged Springfield School To Relocate

Students at a Springfield Roman Catholic school badly damaged by tornadoes learn this week where they will attend classes in the fall.

07/25/2011

Tornado damage in Southbridge.

Southbridge And Sturbridge To Receive Tornado Aid

FEMA has added Southbridge and Sturbridge to the list of communities that can receive assistance in repairing public facilities damaged in the June 1 tornadoes.

07/21/2011

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

Debris from the June 1, 2011 tornado that hit Massachusetts.

Areas Ravaged By Tornado More Susceptible To Brush Fires

About 800 acres of fire fuel: that’s what the Massachusetts chief fire warden calls the Brimfield State Forest these days, since last month’s tornado filled it with debris.

07/14/2011

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

Cars are covered in debris near Main Street June 2, 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Mass. Tornado Claims Rise To $175 million

The financial toll from tornadoes that ravaged Springfield and several smaller Massachusetts communities has risen to an estimated $175 million.

06/29/2011

A damaged house on June 2, 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Signs Of Progress: Springfield Tornado Shelter Closes

The American Red Cross is closing a shelter for tornado victims at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.

06/28/2011

Cars are covered in debris near Main Street June 2, 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Volunteers Assessing Tornado Damage To Historic Structures In Springfield

Volunteers have been spreading out across neighborhoods in Springfield to record damage to historic structures in the path of this month’s tornadoes.

06/26/2011

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