Police and emergency crews around Boston scrambled to clean up after a violent storm blew through the region on Monday, downing power lines, flooding roads and overturning cars, local officials said.
The National Weather Service confirmed that on the morning of July 28, a tornado hit Revere, Massachusetts, a city five miles from Boston. They are assessing the damage to try to figure out the details of the tornado, the second to hit New England in just two days.
Residents grew concerned after what seemed like an ordinary storm showed signs of “rotation,” according to NBC Boston. A tornado warning was issued just 10 minutes before the tornado made landfall, Boston.com reports.
Boston and cities to its northeast reported extensive street flooding from the storm, which dropped rain at the rate of 1.5 to 2 inches per hour, the National Weather Service said.
Photos of the flooding and aftermath from the storm are coming in on Twitter and Instagram. Here’s a few:
Here are some additional images from Twitter that appear to show storm damage around Revere:
Here is the full statement from the National Weather Service:
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1148 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014
…NWS METEOROLOGISTS ARE CURRENTLY SURVEYING STORM DAMAGE NEAR
REVERE IN SUFFOLK COUNTY…
…A TORNADO HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN REVERE MASSACHUSETTS…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN TAUNTON MA IS CURRENTLY
CONDUCTING A STORM SURVEY FOR THE AREA NEAR REVERE IN SUFFOLK
COUNTY TAUNTON MA. THE SURVEY IS IN RELATION TO THE SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS THAT MOVED THROUGH THE AREA ON JULY 28 2014.
A TORNADO HAS BEEN CONFIRMED TO HAVE OCCURRED IN REVERE
MASSACHUSETTS THIS MORNING. THE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT IS STILL ONGOING
TO DETERMINE ADDITIONAL DETAILS SUCH AS THE MAXIMUM TORNADO
INTENSITY…ALONG WITH THE LENGTH AND WIDTH OF THE DAMAGE PATH.
A FINAL ASSESSMENT INCLUDING RESULTS OF THE SURVEY ARE EXPECTED
TO BE COMPLETED AND TRANSMITTED VIA A PUBLIC INFORMATION
STATEMENT BY LATER THIS AFTERNOON.
IT WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE…WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT
Scott Malone of Reuters contributed to this report.
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