1 Injured By Debris From Tornado

Bernie Loubier
August 04, 2018 - 3:35 pm

WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) _ Officials say a woman has been injured in central Massachusetts when a piece of debris hit her car during a tornado.  Webster police say the woman had been driving in Webster on Saturday, and was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.  

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado hit the town, causing structural damage to buildings and a mess of trees and downed poles.  Webster Fire Chief Brian Hickey says he's never seen anything like this before.  Meteorologists say they will need time to determine the strength of the tornado.     

A flash flood warning has ended for Boston and Rhode Island after heavy rain.  Several thousand Worcester County residents are without power as of Saturday afternoon.   

NWS says strong to severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts will continue as showers move eastward.