Natural Disaster
10:24 am
Fri June 3, 2011

Clean Up Crews Get To Work In Springfield

Massachusetts Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown say they’ll advocate for federal assistance, after three tornadoes ripped through the state. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports

Clean up crews have been at work, collecting debris cutting up trees and assessing damage. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says the state is doing everything to get people back on their feet.

“As devastating and as disruptive this we will get through it. But folks should know they’re not alone.”

Red Cross volunteers, some just back from disasters in southern states are providing shelter for about 400 people. And 1,000 National Guards have been deployed.