Damage in Worcester following Sunday night tornado

Tornado brought trees down on homes

Tree crews work to remove a tree that fell on a home on Vernon Street in Worcester, following an EF-0 tornado on August 31.
Tree crews work to remove a tree that fell on a home on Vernon Street in Worcester, following an EF-0 tornado on August 31.

WORCESTER, Mass. (WWLP) – People in Worcester are cleaning up after a tornado came through their city on Sunday evening. The EF-0 tornado touched down in the city’s Vernon Hill neighborhood around 8:10 P.M., and traveled about 1.7 miles before dissipating about four minutes later.

A car damaged by a fallen tree on Pilgrim Ave. in Worcester.
A car damaged by a fallen tree on Pilgrim Ave. in Worcester.

The tornado touched down near the intersection of Perry Avenue and Fairfax Road. It traveled near St. Vincent’s Hospital, but narrowly missed it. The tornado lifted near Gordon Street. On its way it caused damage to homes, including houses on Vernon Street and Pilgrim Avenue, which were struck by falling trees.

Some parts of the city remained without power on Monday morning.

Click here to watch roof camera video of the forming tornado.

Sunday’s twister was the third confirmed tornado to touch down in Massachusetts this year. A short-lived EF-0 tornado struck the Berkshire County town of Dalton on July 27, while a much stronger EF-2 tornado caused widespread damage in Revere the following morning. There have been no deaths or serious injuries reported in any of those tornadoes.

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