For those closely monitoring the situation, the WGBY Studios and station staff are safe after an apparent tornado hit downtown Springfield around 4:30pm this afternoon. Thankfully, the storm did not directly hit the station; however, many neighborhoods in Springfield were not as lucky. Our condolences to individuals who have suffered loss or property damage in this string of strong storms.
According to local news sources, the following locations have been made available as shelters for victims:
- Mass Mutual Center , 1277 Main Street, Springfield
- St. Francis Xavier Church , 475 Main Street, West Springfield
- Minnechaug Regional High School, 621 Main Street, Wilbraham
- Quarry Hill School, 43 Margaret Street, Monson
- Converse Middle School , 24 Converse Street, Palmer