Astonishing Videos: Tornado Touches Down in Springfield, Mass.

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Tornadoes hit Springfield, Mass. Wednesday, leaving 4 people dead. The above video, from CNN, shows the ominous storm cloud grabbing Connecticut River water and causing it to rise 100 feet. Take a look at four other videos that capture the astonishing power of yesterday’s storm.

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In this clip, shot from a Springfield parking lot, the twister seems dangerously close:

See footage of the storm above the river from a WWLP 22 News Springfield SkyCam:

Shot from an office in downtown Springfield, this clip shows the twister across town:

And finally, see more footage that displays the force of the storm above the Connecticut River:

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