Tornado In Revere, Mass., Confirmed By National Weather Service [PHOTOS]

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on July 28 2014 2:25 PM
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Revere Beach, seen on a quieter day, is a popular summer location for Boston area locals and tourists. After a tornado hit Monday, July 28, 2014, the beach is reportedly covered in debris. Wiki Commons

Update 5:15 p.m. EDT: The National Weather Service said the Revere tornado was an EF2. Maximum wind speed was 120 mph and it was two miles long. There were no serious injuries.

“Given the magnitude of the storm, it’s really a miracle that no one sustained more serious injuries,” Mayor Dan Rizzo told WBUR. “In talking with our emergency management personnel, nobody has ever seen damage like what we experienced this morning.”  

Original story:

A tornado struck the coastal town of Revere, Massachusetts, just north of Boston, Monday morning, officials said after surveying extensive damage. 

The National Weather Service released a statement that confirmed a tornado touched ground, but the investigation continues to "determine additional details such as the maximum tornado intensity ... along with the length and width of the damage path."

Revere Deputy Fire Chief Mike Viviano said dozens of calls from residents reported partial building and roof collapses, possible gas leaks and downed trees and power lines, according to WHDH.com of Boston.

The National Weather Service released a warning at 3:35 a.m. Monday that parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island could expect thunderstorms, heavy downpours and damaging wind gusts, but no hazardous weather was expected at the time. Officials announced an investigation and confirmed the tornado a few hours later, which will qualify Revere for federal disaster assistance.

There have been no reported deaths or serious injures. Locals on Twitter have been sharing their experiences.

 

 

 

 

The investigation is expected to be completed later Monday afternoon and will be made public shortly thereafter. 

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