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Brimfield Still Recovering from Tornado Damage

Brimfield tornado damage(BRIMFIELD, Mass.) (WGGB)–It’s been nearly two years since a devastating tornado ripped through parts of Western Massachusetts.

The road back has been a long and hard one.

This area of Brimfield took a direct hit.

Homes were destroyed or damaged.

People’s lives were turned upside down as they tried to get back on their feet.

Most of the homes that were destroyed have been rebuilt .

It will be much longer though before the barren landscape looks lush and full again.

It’s been a tough two years but people have moved on with their lives says Carol Warren of Brimfield, ” The people have rallied together extremely well, we’ve had a lot of assistance from government, surrounding communities,” says Warren.

Help, hard , work and an unwavering resolve have helped people in this small, Hampden county community rebuild from the devastation,”Many people have moved back into their homes, some people have not,  it’s been a real struggle but the community has remained close,” says Warren.

Four people died from the tornado including one person from Brimfield.

 

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