Test 3

Tornado hits North...again

NORTH ATTLEBORO - The town was hit by a tornado for the second time in the last nine months.

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF1 tornado touched down near Breakneck Hill Road in Lincoln, R.I. and traveled 4.3 miles east-northeast through Cumberland and into North Attleboro in an area that includes Cushman Road near Chemawa Golf Club.

The path was 100 yards wide.

An EF1 is the second weakest on the tornado scale with winds of 86 to 100 mph.

To assist residents with removing debris from their yards, the North Attleboro DPW’s compost center will be open Saturday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Residents will need to bring identification as proof they live in town.