SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Springfield was the largest community to be hit by the June 1 tornado. While there were fortunately no deaths in the city, hundreds of buildings were damaged, as the tornado crossed the Connecticut River from West Springfield- hitting the South End, Six Corners, Old Hill, East Forest Park, and Sixteen Acres before continuing on to Wilbraham.
Many homes and businesses have been rebuilt, but many still have not, and the landscape of historic neighborhoods has been changed forever.
With help from the state, the federal government, private organizations, and countless volunteers, Springfield is implementing a master tornado rebuilding plan that is intended to make the city better than it was before the devastating storm.