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NWS: Tornado Touches Down in Mass.

The National Weather Service confirms the tornado touched down for about 4 minutes



    (Published Monday, Sept. 1, 2014)

    Cleanup is underway in parts of Worcester, Massachusetts, after a tornado touched down Sunday night, damaging some trees, cars and buildings in the process.

    The National Weather Service confirms the EF-0 tornado touched down for about four minutes and brought winds of around 85 miles per hour.

    The initial touchdown happened at the intersection of Perry Avenue and Fairfax Road, near Interstate 290 at Vernon Hill.

    SKYWARN spotter Michael Roescher recorded this video:

    Most of the damage done was due to downed trees. Some tree branches landed on cars, causing some damage, and some buildings, causing some, but very litte, structural damage.

    There were no reported injuries.

    Approximately 200 homes were without power Monday. The city advised impacted residents to check the temperatures of their refrigirators and make sure teir food is safe.

    Worcester also explained that property owners are responsible for removing fallen trees and provided a list of approved contractors on its website.

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