Massachusetts was struck by a destructive Tornado, killling atleast 4 people, and forcing Gov. Deval Patrick to declare an emergency for the state.

Two tornadoes ripped through the western and central part of the state on Wednesday, toppling trees, causing property damage and widespread power outages, Patrick told reporters.

However, there were reports that up to 4 tornadoes hit in and around Springfield, the third-largest city in Massachusetts which hadn't experienced a tornado since 2008.

Patrick said at least one person was killed in Springfield, two in nearby Westfield and one in Brimfield. Tornadoes were also reported to have struck in several other communities, including Monson and Sturbridge.

Meanwhile, Patrick declared a State of Emergency and the National Guard has called up about 1,000 troops to assist in rescue and response efforts.

In addition, the Governor has directed that all non-emergency Executive Branch employees living or working in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Counties should not report to their workplaces on Thursday, June 2, 2011.

Meanwhile, United States is experiencing one of the deadliest tornado seasons in decades. At least 4 people died in Massachusetts after two tornadoes struck the western and central part of the state on Wednesday. The tornadoes toppled trees, caused property damage and widespread power outages.

However, there were reports that up to 4 tornadoes hit in and around Springfield, the third-largest city in Massachusetts which hadn't experienced a tornado since 2008.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said at least one person was killed in Springfield, two in nearby Westfield and one in Brimfield. In addition, the Governor has directed that all non-emergency Executive Branch employees living or working in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Counties should not report to their workplaces on Thursday, June 2, 2011.

A tornado watch had been in effect for much of the East Coast, including Philadelphia, New York and Boston.

On May 22, Joplin in Missouri was battered by a destructive Tornado that claimed more than 130 lives and left 900 injured.