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Tornado season approaches

About 1,200 tornadoes strike the United States every year, and while Massachusetts lies outside the “Tornado Alley” of the midwest, we’ve experienced our share of violent twisters. The normal season for tornadoes begins in spring in the south, and peaks in June and July further north, but tornadoes can strike year round. Gathered here are images of the effects of a few powerful storms, from the 1890 tornado that struck Lawrence, to the 1973 tornado in West Stockbridge. - Lane Turner and Lisa Tuite

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