It was around the southeast corner of West Springfield where the tornado touch down, but it wasn’t a tornado that came without warning.
22News takes a look at where tornadoes are most common in Massachusetts, and when they are most likely to happen.
Here is a look back at some significant twisters that have touched down in our region.
The strength of tornadoes is measured using the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which runs from levels EF-0 through EF-5.
The tornado carved a path from Westfield to Charlton, where three people were killed and dozens of homes were completely destroyed.
22News went to Wilbraham on Tuesday to get a got first hand look at the rebuilding process 5 years after the June 1, 2011 tornado.
The tornado of five years ago devastated the neighborhood, but it had at least one positive impact.
Wednesday night, 22News will have special live team coverage from the communities hit hardest by the June 1, 2011 tornado.
Photo galleries of the tornado damage in several towns.
It’s been 5 years since the June 1, 2011 tornado, and there’s still evidence of the destruction in Springfield’s South End.
Five years after a devastating tornado, Hollow Road in Brimfield is no longer a tree-covered hillside.