Tornado in Dracut in late 80s

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Tornado Kid

Dracut, MA

#1 Aug 28, 2011
I'm trying to find some information about a tornado that hit Dracut (and likely other nearby towns) in the late 80s. I was young (somewhere between the age of 5 and 8), so my memory of it isn't great. It's a story my family tells every now and then. We do have pictures of the aftermath, but details about when it happened are fuzzy for all of us. I'm only mostly sure it was late 80s, but it's possible it could have been 90 or 91, but I'm pretty sure it was either 87, 88 or 89. Anyway, from what I can vaguely remember and from what my parents recall, it come up from Long Pond (possibly from Tynsboro, Hudson or Pelham) and traveled East for a bit. It was short lived and probably not a very strong tornado (although it surely seems that way in my memory and it looked bad considering all the trees it took down), but I can't find any information on it. All I have are the few pictures of the aftermath and our story. The closet information I can find is about the "1989 Northeastern United States Tornado Outbreak" (see link below) but it doesn't list any confirmed tornadoes in Dracut, never mind anywhere in Middlesex County. I'm wondering if anyone can help me pinpoint when this tornado happened and share any stories or even pictures they might have.

Thanks in advance.
former dracut resident

Salem, MA

#2 Feb 11, 2012
thats a good question. although i might be too young to remember ( i was born in 87) i was told stories and heard things in passing of a dracut tornado, although i was told early 90s. i tried finding it online and cannot find a single record of it. im really not sure why it wouldnt be reported :/

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