Tornado of June 1st 2011.

Only-the-concrete-foundation-is-left. Pictured on the right:
Foundation of house on Page Hill Road in Brimfield. In the far upper corner is a pile of rubble to see, the remains of a former house on Wales Road near a pond.
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An unprecedented Tornado devastated along his 39 mile path of destruction communities between Westfield and Charlton, read moreĽ

Posted on 5 June 2011, 11:32 - Category: The Town Common
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Posted on 5 Jun 2011, 13:25 by Sick of scofflaws
Thank you tornado
It is great how the tornado wiped out the mess called one stop in Brimfield . It looked about the same before and after the tornado hit. All unused underground tanks were required by federal law to be removed by 1998. Did One stop comply???? Now I say it is Good the Tornado erased that eyesore. The language used by the employees of one stop on their video makes me ashamed for those who shot it.

Posted on 5 Jun 2011, 21:56 by Compliance is mandatory
Who cares
Ok so let him make a living while he puts our groundwater supplies at risk by his work methods. How many people need to be born with birth defects or die of cancer before people start to follow the rules while making a living.

Posted on 6 Jun 2011, 11:02 by Curad
You are ashamed for them? What you hear in that video is sheer TERROR! If you can't understand that then there's something seriously wrong with you. It is DISGUST I feel for you!

Posted on 6 Jun 2011, 12:32 by Poor education
Not terror..Redneck adjectives
Ok curad...U putz...There was no terror in those voices. There was awe and shock but also glee at surviving. No thought. You can tell their tantasqua education by the language they used. There are many folks in the world who use language suited for children when they speak, Those rednecks mirror the cesspit that they worked in. Thank you tornado for cleaning it out.

Posted on 7 Jun 2011, 8:12 by Lindsey
Shame on you for making fun of tornado victims. Who cares what their language was? To blame it on their "tantasqua" education and call them rednecks makes you the true fool. Instead of focusing on one video and one area of damage, how about focusing on the thousands of people who lost their homes, vehicles and work places?? And more importantly, the people who lost their lives! Think of those families instead of some language used in a YouTube video. My aunt died in brimfield, and her boyfriend is in critical condition. So instead of taking this opportunity to complain, why not get out there and help those who need it! Treat others how you would want to be treated, because in times of need, we are all the same ( no matter our education, career, or bank account balance)!

Posted on 7 Jun 2011, 13:46 by Peter Frei
I agree..
I agree with "Lindsey," this is not the time to ponder about old (empty) underground fuel tanks, (I assume that's what "Sick of scofflaws" is writing about.)
The YouTube video is impressive; the first account of the devastation left by the tornado. The dark sky is still visible to the east.
The video, at the time I posted this comment, was watched 185,776 times!!


Posted on 7 Jun 2011, 14:12 by Get real
Trailer trash potty mouths
Ok so the video is great. I am happy for the potty mouth survivor who cared mire about his car than Billy and his 4 kids in the house next door. As far as damage and recovery Lindsey...People are out if work already and this tornado provides much needed jobs to the area. This is urban renewal at it's best. Insurance will replace The old dilapidated houses and other property blown away and I can not tell the difference before or after the tornado at one stop. The video is great but the trailer trash recording it should think before he speaks to 200 thousand people. Sorry about your Aunt....but when ur number is's up. It is better than dying the way Holly and Molly died. .... Just saying.

Posted on 20 Dec 2021, 2:29 by You Need A Reality Check
Grow up, you ignorant fool.
there's something wrong with you, belittling survivors of a tornado. i guarantee you wouldn't be concerned about your language if you were in the midst of a half-mile wide F3 tornado like they were. get off your high horse, you jackass. the fact that you focus on something as petty and insignificant as vulgar language in such a serious situation is ridiculous, and goes to show your ignorance and privilege. and your insensitivity towards someone who lost a family member in the tornado is disgusting and subhuman. people's homes were destroyed, and their lives changed forever. downplaying the tornado as "urban renewal" is shamefully unempathetic and goes to show how mindlessly out-of-touch you are. trying to portray the storm in a positive light because it "creates jobs" due to cleanup work is a terrible mindset to have. hopefully you have matured in the decade or so since you wrote that idiotic comment.

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