With the tragic news from Springfield, Mass so fresh after yesterday's tornado I felt that a lot of you, just like me are wondering what causes these powerful and unpredictable forces of nature to occur.

All of us at WGNA and I am sure all of you send your prayers to our neighbors in Springfield. You can help them with your donation to the Red Cross here.

I found this very informative video on YouTube from National Georgraphic which taught me a lot about tornadoes in just a few minutes. It even covers the safety aspect of "what to do" if a tornado touches down. I think this is something we all need to watch. I have also included some newer video of the damage from yesterday's horrific tornado in Springfield.