Skip to comments.National Guard called to Springfield
Posted on 06/01/2011 6:35:46 PM PDT by matt04
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Thomas Walsh, aide to Mayor Domenic Sarno told 22News that the City of Springfield has requested that the National Guard come to the city, where there has been damage from a tornado.
Walsh said that all motorists are advised to stay at home and not venture out onto the roads, in order to give emergency workers time to get to where they need to go.
Walsh said that the National Guard is on its way.
The State Police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) has been called in to help search damaged buildings for the possibility that anyone is trapped. Traffic into the city is being limited, as highway ramps leading to the city have been closed by State Police.
Saw videos and stills on this one and it looked like this was a powerful tornadoe that took place.
"he's speaking in tongues"<*smiles*>
Now there is even less of a reason to go to Springfield. That’s a mighty rough town. I can imagine there will be many who see this as an opportunity for gain.
Springfield Massachusetts is a hard-luck town on it's best day.
Prayers to all.
Very bad storm by any standard.
check my posts, I posted videos of some, the tornado outbreak went 50 miles almost, other towns are hit very hard, the hospitals were swamped, these are NOT small hospitals, either
Like when they have a teacher's strike?
...just found this article on FOX....very interesting. I wonder if the government would give rebates?
Amazing pictures. From the local press reports Munson and the surrounding area seems to as bad, if not worse. It was just reported that several nearby communities, with very little storm damage will not get power back until Tuesday at 11PM. They still have no idea of what the damage is in the Munson and Palmer areas.
National Grid is reporting that the towns of East Longmeadow, Hampden, Holland, Brimfield and Wilburham have close to 100% power outages with estimated restoration of Tues. June 2 at 11PM. Munson, Palmer, Brimfield and Whales do have slightly lower percentages in the dark as of now, but they do not have a Restoration time yet.
This was a serous storm, and I don’t think we have even come close to seeing the damage outside of Springfield yet.
A lot of families in the Springfield area don't have the resources to recover from such a blow.
I have family in East Longmeadow, West Springfiled and Wibraham...I know better than to even try calling tonite. Prayers ofr the communities affected. New Englanders will pull together and help eachother out (except the looters in Springfield I’ve heard reports of already). I’m glad they called in the National Guard. My aunt is in an assisted living facility there (Reed’s Landing), if anyone has news, please post.
I have been following the local news a lot. I haven’t heard anything about Reed’s Landing specifically, but they did show damage to nearby Springfield College. Numerous trees down and some blown out windows.
They showed downtown from Rt. 5 across the river. It is totally dark with the exception of some of the large buildings which must have their own backup generators.
lol...I think I know what he means...
Thank you Matt. The footage of that storm sucking up the Connecticut river between the two bridges to downtown was astounding. The damage looks extensive, so many buildings made of old brick. If you are in that area, be safe...and thank you for the report.
me too..........*smiles*...I fall to that type of typing often.