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Posts from 2011 June 01

By Brendan Loy

The wild and deadly tornado season of 2011 rolls on, with Southern New England — my old stomping grounds — the latest target. Check out this incredible video of a tornado crossing the Connecticut River in Springfield, Massachusetts:

At least four people are dead in Massachusetts, in what’s being called the state’s worst tornado outbreak in a century. And the damage is massive. It’s not Joplin-style devastation — houses stripped to their foundations, whole neighborhood leveled — but by New England standards, it’s very bad. Lots of major structural damage, many injuries, and undoubtedly a big economic toll.

P.S. Here’s a look at the tornado’s “debris ball” on radar. Again, very impressive for Massachusetts.