No one was seriously injured last Saturday night, after a tornado touched down in the rural Goshen and Conway, Massachusetts. But buildings collapsed, and personal belongings were destroyed. Friends — and strangers — have jumped in to help out. One “donation” happened just by chance.
No serious injuries were reported after the Saturday evening storm. Six properties were significantly damaged.
Springfield marked the 5th anniversary of the tornado that swept through the city five years ago Wednesday. Mayor Domenic Sarno had asked spiritual institutions to ring their bells at 4:38 pm as part of a city-wide moment of remembrance.
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The comments come as the Springfield diocese weighs whether to rebuild Cathedral High School, which was severely damaged by the 2011 tornado.
As the cleanup continues in Revere, Massachusetts from Monday’s tornado, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says he’s reached out to his counterpart in the coastal city to offer support.