Tornado Touches Down in Stoughton, Mass.

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    Twister did not last long, but 85-mph winds caused damage (Published Saturday, Feb 1, 2014)

    (NECN: Julie Loncich, Stoughton, Mass.) - It was a small tornado, but with winds of 85 miles per hour, it packed a punch when it touched down in Stoughton, Mass.

    A 5,000-pound trailer pushed back six feet, landing on a boulder and hitting a chain-linked fence.

    "It was extremely loud. That's what started the whole thing, I had no idea what was going on," said Rick Hume, whose surveilance cameras captured the twister.

    "We heard it collide, two big booms, it sounded like a bus drove through the building," said Shawn Weir, another witness.

    The twister traveled about a quarter of a mile, uprooting a few trees in its path. No more than a few minutes passed, but that was enough to last a lifetime for those who witnessed it.