|A tornado beginning to form.|
I have lived in Massachusetts my entire life and never have I seen such devastation from a storm. Our entire state was under a tornado watch for most of the afternoon and early evening. It was stressful and scary. We thought we would have to go into our basement.
There were a record 7 tornadoes that struck the state. Tornadoes in Massachusetts are rare, and sadly the area that was devastated was the western part of the state. My section of the state was spared. Each time a storm was predicted to pass over us it veered off in another direction only giving us some minor rain, thunder and lightening. My husbands cousin, an older woman, said she has never sat through such a horrible storm in her entire life!
Sadly there was loss of life and injury. We keep those families in our thoughts and prayers. Our Governor acted swiftly and declared a State of Emergency and was able to deploy 1,000 National Guard to assist those in need.
|There were hours of this type of lightening and thunder.|
|Notice the snapped trees.|