UMass Students Injured in Severe Storm - NECN

UMass Students Injured in Severe Storm



    (NECN: Alysha Palumbo, Amherst, Mass.) - Summer like temperatures gave way to severe thunderstorms Tuesday evening. There is no shortage of damage around New England.

    Alysha Palumbo reports from the campus of UMass Amherst where six students suffered minor injuries.

    UMass Police report six people were treated for minor injuries after heavy winds toppled two tents at a barbecue held in the Northeast residential area.

    According to the university, the most significant damage occurred at the Knowles engineering building, where winds blew five solar panels from the roof, wrecking the energy array, valued at $80,000. One tree was toppled, and one person was temporarily trapped in an elevator for more than an hour in Thoreau residence hall.