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The Barnum Museum logo. From a press release.

Barnum Museum Tornado Restoration Could Cost $17-million

The museum has been closed since a 2010 tornado. It could be several more years before it fully re-opens.



NWS: Tornado In Woodbury Last Week

The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down briefly in Woodbury last week, but experts say it was a microburst that caused most of the damage in the southern part of town.



Sailors From USS Missouri Help In Joplin Cleanup

Eight sailors on the USS Missouri attack submarine are back from a week of voluntary leave they took to help clean up tornado damage in the state of Missouri.


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Preliminary Weather Service Tornado Estimate Of EF-3

The National Weather Service says it is still evaluating Wednesday’s tornadoes in Western and Central Massachusetts.   But a preliminary statement from the weather service indicates the storm that passed from Westfield through Springfield to Monson […]


Home of tornado victim Angelica Guerrero (Jessica Hill/AP Photo)

Names Of Two Storm Victims Released

Authorities have released the names of two people killed when tornadoes tore through central and western Massachusetts.


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Governor: At Least Three Tornadoes Hit Bay State

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says the National Weather Service has now confirmed at least three tornadoes were responsible for the severe damage caused in western and central Massachusetts.


Mark LaFrancis stands in front of his home, which is obscured by a pile of debris and fallen trees left by the tornado.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Pics: Tornado House Damage

Streets around Island Pond Road in Springfield were hit hard by the storm.


Springfield (Jessica Hill/AP Photo)

Massachusetts State Of Emergency; Governor Calls Up Guard After Two Tornadoes

An apparent tornado has caused damage in Springfield, Mass.


Low-Interest Loans Available for Those Affected by Tornado

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Low-interest loans are now available to help homeowners and businesses affected by a tornado last June in southwestern Connecticut. Gov. M. Jodi Rell said Monday that loans are available for homeowners […]


FEMA Denies Tornado Aid Appeal

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Connecticut’s appeal for financial aid for Fairfield County communities hit by a June tornando. FEMA initially denied the aid request last month, saying the […]