Springfield to mark 5th anniversary of deadly tornado

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WHDH) - Mayor Domenic Sarno is asking residents of Springfield to hold a moment of reflection this week to commemorate the fifth anniversary of a tornado that killed three people in the city and caused severe damage.

Sarno has asked residents and businesses to observe a moment of silence at 4:38 p.m. Wednesday, the time the tornado touched down in Springfield on June 1, 2011. It caused damage in large sections of the city.

Spiritual institutions in the city are being asked to chime their bells at that moment to mark the beginning of the tornado’s 6.2-mile rampage through the city.

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