Rare Tornadoes Bring State of Emergency

Massachusetts is left scarred from the powerful tornadoes that ripped through the central and western parts of the state less than 24 hours ago. Here’s a roundup of just some of the residual effects, by the numbers. Leave a comment below and tell us about your experiences dealing with our state of emergency.

FEMA and at least 1,000 members of the National Guard were called in to help with relief efforts.

At least two schools in the 19 affected communities were closed or delayed today.

Countless injured, at least four confirmed dead.

Multiple galleries of photos like here, here, and here.

A roundup of raw video coverage.

Audio: Peter Judge, Mass. Emergency Management Agency spokesman, on the damages.

The last time the state saw such severe storms was in the 1950s.