(NECN: Jennifer Eagan: Springfield, Mass.) - Yohannie Ortiz was inside her apartment building in downtown Springfield when Wednesday's storms tore the roof off off the four-story building.
She described how she hurried downstairs and saw trees falling outside and heard what she called a "mad loud" noise as the storm blew through. She sought shelter in a neighbor's house.
Betsy Ortiz (no relation), who lives in the building, said she has lived in Springfield all her life and had never seen anything like Wednesday's storm.