SOUTHBRIDGE (CBS) – Southbridge residents are surveying the damage from Wednesday’s tornado.

Neighbors are rallying to help each other clean up. As they plow forward with clean-up, they are also processing what they’ve lived through.

And for one 2-year-old, like many others much older than him, it’s 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.”

WBZ-TV’s Peg Rusconi reports

Two days ago, he huddled in the basement with his mother as a tornado roared over them.

“And I want to tell you one more time, someone was screaming and someone was crashing and someone got puffy ears,” he said.

Harrison was talking about the ear-popping drop in atmospheric pressure while the tornado tore past them.

“But that was just the wind,” he gleefully stated.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports from neighboring Sturbridge

Up the hill at Southbridge airport, that wind flipped a dozen planes and blew parts of hangars across town.

“You don’t grasp the intensity of one of those storms until you see something like this,” said Southbridge resident Jim Latour.

  1. Willow says:

    I live in Southbridge, and am fortunate that I was not in the direct line of such a frightening event. I’ve been though some of the areas that are devastated, and it’s the strangest feeling not to recognize an area you’ve known your entire life. The landscape of many areas I travel frequently has been changed forever.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s