Twister hits Springfield as storms sweep Massachusetts and East Coast is put on tornado watch
The debris-filled funnel cloud roared through the city, one of the state’s biggest, at around 4.45pm, felling trees and damaging buildings before heading east.
There were reports of residents trapped in houses, roofs ripped off and some injuries, but further details have yet to emerge.
It came as forecasters issued a tornado watch all along the East Coast, from Maine to Pennsylvania and including New York, Boston and Philadelphia.
And there was a grim warning for New Yorkers after a storm expert warned the city was one of five long overdue a hurricane, as the season began today.
The National Grid reported about 22,600 homes were without power, primarily in the Greater Springfield area, after winds brought down power lines.
Witnesses also called police saying they had seen tornadoes in nearby Wilbraham and Agawam.
Thomas Walsh, a spokesman for Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, said he was looking out of his window at City Hall at around 4.30pm when he saw the funnel.
‘The Day of the Lord
1 About the times and the seasons: brothers, you do not need anything to be written to you. 2 For you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. 3 When they say, “Peace and security,” then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. ”
“He changes the times and seasons;” TIME and SEASONS.
Daniel 2:21 “He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and establishes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.”
Daniel 2:22 ” He reveals the deep and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.”
“He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.”
”He removes kings and establishes kings.” How does Yahweh do that? She crushes them as stated at Daniel 2:44. How?
Joel 2:7 “They attack as warriors [attack]; they scale walls as men of war [do]. Each goes on his own path, and they do not change their course.”