Mattapoisett Tornado Damage Seen in Surreal Drone Shots
It was a day that will be remembered for quite some time in Mattapoisett.
Large, old trees were downed. There was damage to homes and to vehicles in the neighborhood. In fact, the National Weather Service reported that the tornado's path covered nearly a mile and had a width of three football fields.
During the tornado, winds whipped up to 95 mph, knocking out power to many of the northern neighborhoods of Mattapoisett well into the afternoon.
Just over an hour after the tornado's touchdown, the sunshine dominated the sky, blatantly trying to cover up evidence of any nefarious weather activity from earlier in the day. Chainsaws could be heard across town for much of the afternoon as work crews from the highway department tried to clear trees blocking roadways. Police were out and about closing streets and directing traffic away from the troubled areas of town.
As it became apparent that Mattapoisett was out of any imminent danger, Ronald Morgan, who owns a construction company in Marion, decided to break out his drone camera to document the rare weather event. The damage to the forest was stunning, the circle of destruction plain as day. Debris could be seen scattered across the tornado-cleared landing site.
Mattapoisett residents felt lucky today. The destruction could have certainly been a lot worse.
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