Tornado Damages Webster Town Center

WEBSTER, MA (WBZ-AM) --- Local and Federal Officials investigating damage after a tornado touched down in Webster Saturday morning.

A series of strong storms bringing torrential rains through the region prompted a tornado warning.

It was in effect for Worcester and Middlesex Counties until 10:45 a.m when it expired. 

Damage was reported in Webster as well as a number of power outages in Dudley due to the storms.

Brian Hickey, Fire Chief for the Town of Webster, confirmed that one person was injured when parts of a building landed on her car. The injuries were minor and she has since been released from the hospital.

"It was a weather event but I can't tell you if it was a tornado or not," Hickey said. "We're looking at about a mile, a mile an a half of damage," he said.

The Town of Webster will be opening up a shelter at their Senior Center located at 5 Church Street for those who may need it.

Meteorologists estimate that the tornado contained winds up to 110 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a separate tornado touched down on the western side of Woodstock, CT. 

WEB EXTRA: Listen to Webster Town Administrator Describe the Situation in Town with WBZ NewsRadio1030's Garo Hagopian

In addition, the National Weather Service has issued flash flood warning has been issued for most of the Boston Metro Area and Southeastern portions of Massachusetts and Rhode Island through the afternoon.

Stay with WBZ NewsRadio1030 as this story develops.

Listen to WBZ NewsRadio1030's Karyn Regal describe the destruction in Webster, MA:

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