Mass. Tornadoes Kill 4
Tornado warning issued for some Boston suburbs
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jun 1, 2011 5:50 PM CDT
Updated Jun 2, 2011 4:50 AM CDT
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(Newser) – At least four people were killed and dozens more injured as tornadoes ripped through Massachusetts yesterday. A tornado in Springfield, the state's third-largest city, tore the roofs off buildings and tossed cars in the air, eyewitnesses tell the Boston Herald. As the state braces for a possible second wave of tornadoes, Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency and called in the National Guard.

There were numerous reports of damage caused by the Springfield tornado, and at least 33 injuries, some requiring surgery. One woman tells the Herald that a coworker spotted the twister before it zipped past their fourth-floor office. “She yelled ‘everybody move,’ and we all ran into the stairwell. I heard it roar overhead and the glass doors to our office were flying open.” Afterward, the witness reports seeing buildings missing roofs, fallen trees, and cars that had been moved. The tornadoes are the first to hit the state since 2008.

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Jun 1, 2011 10:44 PM CDT
The governor of Massachusetts is Deval Patrick, not "Patrick Deval."
Jun 1, 2011 10:30 PM CDT
The conservatives thought the world was going to end last weekend based on the rantings of a raving lunatic, yet they have the audacity to deny every scientific study and clear evidence about the climate going nuts?
Jun 1, 2011 8:20 PM CDT
For some reason the name Al Gore keeps popping into my head.