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Worcester Tornado Touches Down, Damaging Cars and Uprooting Trees

By    |   Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 10:35 AM

A tornado touched down in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Sunday night, cutting a 1.7-mile path through town.

Boasting 85 mph winds, the tornado felled several trees, dented cars, and caused minor damage to houses when it touched down around 8:10 p.m. No injuries were reported on Monday.

"We are phenomenally lucky the damage wasn’t worse," Worcester city manager Edward Augustus, Jr. told CBS affiliate WBZ-TV Boston.

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"The house was shaking and the windows were falling in. It was quite scary, then it went away," a radio caller named Jennifer told WBZ NewsRadio. "[We] can’t get out the front door because there’s a big tree in front of it."

Falling tree limbs and downed power lines seemed to account for much of the damage, with many residents also posting pictures to Twitter of shattered car windows, smashed roofs, and fences knocked over by the heavy winds.







"Some of [the trees] snapped at 40-to-50 feet above the ground, so that probably caused some of the larger branches to fly through the air," said Eleanor Talbot of the National Weather Service.

According to WPRI, the tornado was classified as an EF-0, which is much weaker than the famous F4 twister that stuck Worcester in 1953, killing dozens.



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