Saturday, June 4, 2011

Aftermath of Massachusetts Tornado

Went to visit our friends in Sturbridge, Massachusetts today.  There was considerable tornado damage just a few minutes walk from their house.  Mostly trees snapped up and some homes with roof damage.  We drove into Sturbridge, Brimfield and toward Munson and saw more damage there. Several roads were closed and we were not able to get to the areas where homes were leveled and blown apart.

The path of destruction went across the hills and valleys.  What we were able to see was mostly rural areas with "minimal" damage.

None of these pictures really do justice to the power of the storm.  And this was nothing compared to Joplin, MO.

Benni met the lumberjacks and posted the "photo op" on his blog, BenedictBentley, here.


  1. Wow, that got awfully close to RI too. I had my Yaesu VX-7RB on a local repeater on which the National Weather Service was also broadcasting and soliciting info.

    It was strange to hear a repeater on the 2m band that active.

  2. Crazy to see this kind of storm and damage in Mass.

  3. Tornados in New England?! When did that start?

  4. There have always been tornados in New England - usually small touch downs in rural areas or even in cities (Bridgeport, CT last year), but damage is usually limited to tree damage or minor building damage. This past week was an F3 to F4 - more severe than this area has seen in recent memory. Scary stuff.

  5. Those photos incredible. Wild! m.



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