Springfield neighborhood still reels a year after tornado
Lower-income areas lack the resources to rebuild from the most destructive tornado to hit New England in 60 years.
THE BIG PICTURE
Joplin tornado: One year later
- The city of Joplin, Mo., on Tuesday marked a year since a tornado struck, killing 161 people and destroying a third of city. Many people marched during a “Day of Unity” through the city’s hardest hit areas. (25 photos)
Couple holds on to hope — and their beloved horse
- As the weather in Brimfield worsened last Wednesday, Joann Kass and Steven Bush released their four horses from the barn behind their house, then took shelter in their cellar.
Bricks and debris that fell from a building lay on top of cars after a report of a tornado in Springfield, Mass. » more photos
(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
The Big Picture: Deadly tornadoes strike again
- A deadly spring continued in the American South and Midwest as more tornadoes cut swaths of destruction through Missouri and Minnesota. The death toll from 2011 tornadoes stands now at 455, the deadliest year for tornados since 1953. — (24 photos total)