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In aftermath of tornado, dozens displaced

August 5, 2018
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Parishioners and neighbors help to clean up a large maple tree that was uprooted at All Saints Academy on East Main Street after a storm passed the area on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 in Webster, Mass. Officials say a tornado has touched down in the Massachusetts town near the Connecticut border. The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado but didn't know its strength yet. It caused structural damage to buildings and downed trees and poles. (Steve Lanava/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP)

WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) — A storm that sent a tornado spiraling through a Massachusetts town has left one person injured and dozens displaced.

The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 tornado hit Webster on Saturday morning.

At a briefing, Webster Fire Chief Brian Hickey said one person was injured when debris fell on her car, but she has since been treated and released.

Emergency management officials say more than 40 people have been displaced. Across town, trees are split in half, roofs are torn off and a local supermarket is destroyed.

The tornado included winds of up to 110 miles (177 kilometers) per hour. The weather service says the area was slammed with torrential rain.

This is the third tornado to hit southern Massachusetts in the last three weeks, including two in Douglas and Upton.

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