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Offbeat Tornado touches down in central Massachusetts

22:47  04 august  2018
22:47  04 august  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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A tornado roared through parts of central Massachusetts on Saturday, the National Weather Service said, downing trees and electrical lines, causing power outages and damaging buildings.

At least one person sustained minor injuries on a day that started with torrential rain and heavy winds in southeast New England, prompting flash-flood warnings across most of Rhode Island and parts of Massachusetts, officials said.

The National Weather Service confirmed that shortly after 10 a.m. a tornado touched down in the town of Webster in Worcester County – about an hour southwest of Boston.

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(AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that two EF-1 tornadoes touched down in central Massachusetts . The Weather Service says the tornadoes that swept through parts of Worcester County early Thursday brought maximum winds of about 100 miles per hour.

(AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that two EF-1 tornadoes touched down in central Massachusetts . The Weather Service says the second tornado touched down in Upton and lasted for a mile.

The most significant damage was reported in Webster near the Dudley town line, where 25 residents were displaced and a handful of buildings were left uninhabitable, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

Webster fire Chief Brian Hickey told reporters a motorist driving along Main Street was treated and released for minor injuries after parts of a roof blown away by the tornado landed on a car.

Melissa Evans told CNN affiliate WCVB in Boston that the rain and heavy winds came with the ferocity and suddenness of a hurricane.

"I'm from Florida. I know storms," she told the TV station.

The weather service issued a flash-flood warning Saturday afternoon for southeast Massachusetts.

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