National Weather Service: Very fortunate that nobody was killed in Conway tornado

  • Pieces of a nearby roof are stuck in a tree in next to the Congregational Church in Conway on Sunday. Contributed Photo/Michael Currie

Published: 2/27/2017 11:34:11 AM

TAUNTON — A tornado touched down with “vengeance” in Conway Saturday night, the National Weather Service (NWS) announced on Monday morning.

The NWS reported that the EF1 tornado first touched down in Goshen at 7:18 p.m. It then headed to Conway, from 7:20 to 7:25 p.m. Winds reached 100 to 110 mph on Main Poland and Whately roads.

“It was very fortunate that nobody was killed in this event,” the NWS report reads.

It was the first reported tornado during the month of February in Massachusetts. Official tornado statistics date back to 1950.

The report listed one injury. Conway Fire Chief Robert Baker in a published report said there were a few minor injuries.

The path of the tornado varied in width, ranging from 50 yards in western Conway to 200 yards near the town hall, according to the report.


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