(NECN: Springfield, Mass.) - Four deaths have been reported after severe storms and tornadoes touched down in Western Massachusetts on Wednesday.
About 200 other people have sought treatment for a variety of storm-related injuries.
19 Massachusetts communities are reporting widespread damage.
Springfield Mayor Dominic Sarno says schools will be closed on Friday.
Three recovery centers will be set up on Friday, with all sorts of help.
Nearly 40,000 people are still without power.