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06/01/2011 05:14 pm ET Updated Aug 01, 2011

Springfield Tornado 2011: Twister Touches Down In Massachusetts (VIDEO)

UPDATE [9:22 p.m. ET]:
CBS Boston reports that today's tornadoes have caused 4 deaths.

ORIGINAL STORY:
A tornado touched down in Springfield, Massachusetts late this afternoon, CNN reports.

22 News WWLP says the tornado formed at about 4:20 this afternoon. At least one person was killed, many injured and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said he has declared a state of emergency for Massachusetts, per CNN.

A second tornado touched down in nearby Westfield, Massachusetts just a few hours later.

Patrick said as many as 26,000 people were without electrical service, and that at least 19 communities were affected by the storms.

WTNH News has posted pictures to its Twitter feed and has a live report.

Click here for another picture from WTNH.

You can watch a live report at WWLP 22 News.

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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for the area:

TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL WORCESTER COUNTY IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS...THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...WORCESTER...MILFORD...WEST CENTRAL NORFOLK COUNTY IN EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...SOUTH CENTRAL MIDDLESEX COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS...THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF FRAMINGHAM...EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHEASTERN HAMPDEN COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...EAST CENTRAL HAMPSHIRE COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...

This is part of a larger storm system that prompted tornado watches across the eastern United States.

More on the unusual weather this year: