Rare EF2 tornado hits Revere, Massachusetts
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
A rareranked EF2 on the scale struck the city of , around 9:30 am (1330 ) on Monday, causing a swath of destruction over two (about three ) long and 3/8th of a mile (about 6/10 km) wide as winds topped around 120 (about 190 ). The tornado began at the border of Revere and neighboring , Massachusetts and traveled along the street of Broadway in Revere, according to the 's preliminary report.
Over 65 buildings have been damaged, according to officials, reportedly including Revere's city hall, an ice rink, and an auto body business which had its roof ripped off. Thirteen buildings are reported to be uninhabitable. Partial building and roof collapses along with downed power lines and trees were reported through the city. Cars were crushed by trees or flipped over. Nevertheless, no serious injuries or deaths were reported in the densely populated city.
Revere mayor Dan Rizzo said, "We were very, very fortunate to have no casualties and just some minor injuries from this monumental storm that took us all by surprise". Rizzo added, "Given the magnitude of the storm, it’s really a miracle that no one sustained more serious injuries". Revere Police are urging people to avoid the city until further notice as clean up begins. A shelter has been opened at the Rumney Marsh Academy school.
The tornado is the first to strike the
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