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Revere tornado relief fund set up to help victims

Community members are creating a Revere tornado relief fund to help those who suffered property damage during Monday's fluke twister.

Photo: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro Photo: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

Community members and state officials are creating a Revere tornado relief fund to help those who suffered property damage during Monday's fluke twister.

Mayor Dan Rizzo, along with other local, state, and federal officials, are scheduled to formally announce the creation of the fund Friday morning. [embedgallery id=439464]

The fund is meant to assist residents across the community impacted by the EF-2 tornado, which damaged 65 structures and left 13 buildings uninhabitable.

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Other private, and non-profit organizations, will also be assisting in the development of the fund, according to a Revere spokesperson.

Revere may not get federal disaster aid

Initial damage assessment following Monday's tornado indicate the city will not qualify for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, an official from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security told WCVB.

The storm ripped roofs from some structures, blew out windows, overturned at least one car and uprooted trees.About 2,800 residents were without power following the twister.

FEMA has a threshold of $9.1 million in damages, and the FEMA Individual Assistance Program requires 100 homes to be destroyed or majorly damaged, according to the report.

No major injuries or fatalities were reportedwhen it struck Revere at 9:32 a.m., though wind gusts120 miles-per-hour.

 
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