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Springfield, Mass. Marks 5th Anniversary of Deadly Tornado

Sarno has asked residents and businesses to observe a moment of silence at 4:38 p.m. Wednesday

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    Springfield, Massachusetts, Mayor Domenic Sarno is asking residents to hold a moment of reflection this week to commemorate the fifth anniversary of a tornado that killed three people in western Massachusetts and caused severe damage. (Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016)

    Springfield, Massachusetts, Mayor Domenic Sarno asked residents to hold a moment of reflection this week to commemorate the fifth anniversary of a tornado that killed three people in western Massachusetts and caused severe damage.

    Sarno has asked residents and businesses to observe a moment of silence at 4:38 p.m. Wednesday, the time the tornado touched down on June 1, 2011. It caused damage in large sections of the city and killed three people in West Springfield and Brimfield.

    Spiritual institutions in the city were asked to chime their bells at that moment to mark the beginning of the tornado's 6.2-mile rampage through the city.

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