Last Monday I reported from Brimfield and surveyed the tornado damage across the town. The track was remarkably wide and well defined as the tornado clear cut a densely forested area over several hills and valleys on either side of the Brimfield State Forest. I highlighted the tornado’s path on this google map and pointed out a few of the hardest hit areas.
- Home nearly swept off its foundation off a hill on Hollow Road. Belongings and pieces of the home were strewn across the hillside and many wound up on Hollow Road (picture 1).
- Hollow Brook Farm totally destroyed on Hollow Road. Chickens on neighboring farm were stripped of feathers as tornado crossed Hollow Road (Picture 2).
- Roof lifted off home on Haynes Hill Road and carried about 20 yards to the east. Screwdriver from home became impaled in tree behind home (Picture 3).
- Home totally swept off foundation (nothing left besides basement) on Haynes Hill Road and all debris was carried west of the home.
- Home totally swept off foundation on Wales Road into pond behind the home. Virtually the entire home (and belongings) wound up in the neighboring pond.
- Friendship Baptist Church 0n Holland Road narrowly missed the tornado to the north. Church was used as staging area for some of the relief efforts.
- Quinebaug Cove Campground on Holland Road destroyed by tornado with some campers wrapped around trees that were left standing. Most trees on campground snapped in half.