Heavy damage to houses and trees is seen in the background in Monson Mass. following a tornado which struck the town hours earlier on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. Residents of 19 communities in central ... more 
Heavy damage to houses and trees is seen in the background in Monson Mass. following a tornado which struck the town hours earlier on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. Residents of 19 communities in central and western Massachusetts woke to widespread damage Thursday, a day after at least two late-afternoon tornadoes shocked emergency officials with their suddenness and violence and caused the state's first tornado-related deaths in 16 years. (AP/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Tom Rettig) less 
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Associated Press
Thu, Jun 2, 2011 4:00 PM EDT