We had one touch down here in Schuylkill County, Pa. last Thursday. Very rare around here. It covered an 18 mile stretch, bouncing up and down. started about 6 miles from my house. We were without electric for two days, many others went without for 4-5 days.
I spent the weekend and a few nights this week clearing a guys yard, (sorta looked like your first picture with a house in the middle), full of huge trees taken down by the twister. I cut and hauled about 10 cords of firewood so far. It's just amazing the power of these things, and this was only an F1.
Hope all is well up there in Mass.