CONCORD, MASS. (WHDH) - The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down in Concord early Monday morning, knocking out power and startling residents.
Officials said it was clear that a tornado caused all the damage. It tossed trees in different directions and twisted them off halfway up the trunk. Winds reached 100 mph and the twister stayed on the ground about a half a mile.
The storm damaged 39 homes but only one suffered serious damage and no one was hurt during the tornado. One worker was taken to the hospital Monday after getting hit with a tree branch while loading a woodchipper.
A National Weather Service alarm gave many homeowners a 15 to 20 minute warning, blasting them out of their beds with a 20 second alarm siren.
Gov. Charlie Baker was able to take a look at the damage first hand. He toured the area with cleanup crews on Monday evening.
About 1,000 homes lost power after the tornado hit. Most residents have regained power but the cleanup will take time.
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