Yesterday’s Tornado

June 2, 2011

So, I had a really funny post written out for today but I don’t think it would’ve been appropriate seeing as though my city is ripped to shreds at the moment. We had a tornado warning here, which we’ve had in the past and nothing has ever happened, so I shrugged it off and kept working.

Later that afternoon, some co-workers of mine were on a conference call and said they were getting off of it because they saw a tornado coming towards our building. I looked up and everyone was staring out the windows. We work in a high rise building in downtown Springfield.

This is what we saw.

It was a 10 mile high tornado running along the river right outside the office. I sat there dumbfounded and right near a window. Smart. I know this is common for people out west but we haven’t had anything like this happen here…well, ever since I’ve been alive. It was one after another and hit different parts of the city and different parts of Massachusetts.  Looks like there’s been a lot of damage and 4 deaths so far. I’ve never seen so many fire trucks, ambulances and police cars in my entire life. So many homes were destroyed and a lot more injuries. Luckily, all of my friends and family are okay. Love you guys!

Yesterdays Tornado personal

Yesterdays Tornado personal

Yesterdays Tornado personal

Yesterdays Tornado personal

Yesterdays Tornado personal

Yesterdays Tornado personal

Yesterdays Tornado personal

Yesterdays Tornado personal

Photos were taken from Fox25News.

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Anonymous June 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Glad you guys are safe!

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scottwyden June 2, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Intense!  Glad you are ok

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Anonymous June 2, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Very very scary. I’ve never seen a tornado…. So glad you guys are ok!

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Anonymous June 2, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Very very scary. I’ve never seen a tornado…. So glad you guys are ok!

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Christina Tyler June 2, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Oh my goodness. I’m so glad you guys are okay. My prayers go out to your city as it starts to rebuild! XO

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Mike Olbinski June 2, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Definitely glad you guys are okay.

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Kristi Hines June 2, 2011 at 6:06 pm

I didn’t realize tornadoes happened in that area either… it’s scary what the weather is doing across the country.  

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