22News was on the air as severe thunderstorms moved through Tuesday afternoon. There were even some tornado warnings issued. While there was plenty of lightning and some hail most of western Massachusetts escaped the worst of the damage.
That was not the case just to our south in Connecticut. Trees and power lines were knocked down blocking roads and leaving thousands without power. Two people were killed in Connecticut after trees fell on their cars.
It was almost seven years ago that the June 1st tornado carved a path of destruction through western Massachusetts.
People who live in the neighborhoods off of Island Pond Road remember that day vividly.
“We do get scared when we heard on the news. We look at the clouds we come out and see, make sure all the windows are closed and locked up and we go to a secure spot,” said Joseph Sulewski Sr. who lives on Agnes Street in Springfield.
SkyView22 flew over some of the neighborhoods that were hit hard by the June 1st tornado. Most of the homes have now been rebuilt or repaired.
The National Weather Service has been surveying the damage from Tuesday’s storms and they have determined that tornadoes did touchdown in parts of southeastern New York State.