June 2011 Tornadoes

June 2011 Tornadoes were not as deadly or extensive as we experienced in the first five months of 2011. However, there were 177 tornados confirmed, with two June 2011 tornadoes causing moderate to severe damage, and three reported deaths.

June 2011 Tornadoes Springfield Massachusetts

The very first day of June 2011, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Connecticutt, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, received tornado watch alerts in the early afternoon.

Unfortunately for the residents of Springfield, Massachusetts and surrounding towns, the tornado watch turned into a reality.

On the afternoon of June 1 2011, an EF3 tornado hit downtown Springfield, Massachusetts plus surrounding areas. The tornado caused roof collapses and even damage to brick structures. Homes were destroyed as well.

Many injuries occurred and three deaths have been reported due to this unusual Massachusetts tornado. This is the first tornado in Massachusetts since 1995 which has caused death.

 

June 2011 Tornadoes - Springfield Massachusetts Tornado June 1 2011 - 3 Deaths

 

June 2011 Tornadoes Central Plains – June 19 – 22, 2011

There were a series of tornado watches that were given for the Central Plains USA during June 19 through 22, 2011. Many tornado storm chasers reported sightings of tornadoes with most of them occurring over the open plains, causing little or no damage.

However, on June 22, 2011 hit in the Louisville, Kentucky area. Five tornadoes were confirmed in the area with two being as bad a an EF2.

Churchill Downs sustained severe damage to many buildings and other industrial parks were also damaged.

 

Tornadoes Occur Every Month

Tornadoes can occur in ANY month, although there is a “tornado season.” Therefore it is a good ideal to prepare now.

You may wish to consider adding a Tornado Safe Room to your home. FEMA offers a Safe Room Plan for free. FEMA Safe Room Plan [click here]

 

FEMA Safe Room Plan - if you had one during May 2011 Tornadoes, you would have been safe

 

Although June 2011 Tornadoes was not as severe as experienced earlier this year, people still experienced devastation and loss.

 

More Safety Info:

  1. May 2011 Tornadoes
  2. Tornadoes January 2011
  3. April 2011 Tornadoes
  4. Safe Room Saving Lives In Violent Tornado Winds
  5. Underground Safe Room For Optimum Protection

 

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