WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - In all, there were three tornadoes that touch down during the height of Wednesday's deadly storms.
Westfield is where the most powerful tornado began its path of destruction.
According to the National Weather Service the funnel officially touch down in the Munger Hill section of Westfield, but as it moved into West Springfield it intensified.
The tornado that hit Springfield was an EF3 tornado; the most powerful one to touch down on Wednesday with estimated wind speeds upwards of 160 miles per hour.
According to the NWS, the tornado left the biggest wake of destruction traveling nearly 40 miles before it dissipated.
The tornado could be seen on Wednesday from the 22News Springfield skycam. Flashes of power being knocked out, water from the river being sucked up and the tornado crossing over the Memorial Bridge into downtown Springfield, were all captured on the skycam.
However, in West Springfield the tornado formed nearly on top of them, so residents didn't have as much warning.
Two people died on Union Street, including a mother; her name was Angelique Guerrero. She heard the deafening roar and covered her 15-year- old daughter with her own body in the bathtub. That's when their house collapsed right on top of them.
The second victim was 23-year-old Sergey Livchin. He died when his van was crushed by a falling tree.
Recovery efforts are well underway, but it's a tall task.
They have made some progress. According to the Western Massachusetts Electric Company all of the power has been restored, except for a few isolated houses.
According to police, all the roads are open, but the traffic from gawkers has been a problem.