I can't be the only one that's excited for the new "Twister" sequel. With where we live you wouldn't think tornados are next to impossible but it is clearly not the case.

While Massachusetts has seen some pretty intense storms in the past, tornados have popped up every now and then. Maybe not as intense as they are in the South, but they can happen anywhere.

On Thursday, June 27, 2024 at around 11:23 p.m. The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down in the area of Breakneck Hill Road in Lincoln, Rhode Island with a maximum width of about 100 yards and winds of up to 100 mph.


This tornado traveled more than four miles through Cumberland which took down trees, limbs and power lines, before it diminished around 11:30 p.m. near Cushman Road in North Attleboro.

NWS Meteorologist Bryce Williams the direction that trees fall can help determine whether there was a tornado.

"“If they’re laying in the same direction, that can often tell us that we’re looking at straight-line wind damage, something from like a microburst oftentimes. Whereas if we see trees that are laid in all different directions or in a circular pattern … that oftentimes will signify a tornado. And that’s what we saw a lot today on our survey."

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Todd Manni director of the Emergency Management Agency in Smithfield, explained that all the trees are all alive healthy trees and are not dead due to the high winds.

On the plus side, No injuries or fatalities were reported.

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