Revere cleans up after tornado


REVERE (AP) -- The cleanup is continuing in Revere after an EF-2 tornado packing winds of up to 120 mph hit the city just north of Boston.

The tornado Monday morning damaged dozens of homes and businesses but caused no deaths or serious injuries.

City and state officials plan to continue damage assessments on Tuesday. City Hall was among the buildings damaged and is not expected to reopen for a couple of days.

State police were on hand overnight to protect against any looting in the city of 52,000 residents. A shelter was opened for displaced residents.

Tornadoes are relatively unusual in Massachusetts, but extremely rare in the Boston area. The National Weather Service said it was the first reported tornado in Suffolk County, which includes Boston and Revere, since it record-keeping began in 1950.


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