National Weather Service Confirms Tornado Hit Revere

Posted: July 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS/AP) – National Weather Service meteorologists have confirmed an EF2 tornado touched down in Revere Monday morning.

The tornado was spawned by a powerful storm that moved through the Boston area shortly after 9 a.m. A tornado warning had been issued Monday morning by the National Weather Service for parts of Essex County. The warning was lifted shortly after 10 a.m.

Related:Witnesses Describe Tornado

NWS officials say the tornado had a path length of two miles and width of 3/8 mile. Maximum wind gusts were estimated at between 100 and 120 MPH.

State police report they are assisting Revere police with road closures, flooding, trees down and structural damage throughout the city.

Aerial photo of Revere storm damage 7/28/14 (WBZ) Aerial photo of Revere storm damage 7/28/14 (WBZ)

Revere police are asking people to avoid the city until further notice. The MBTA reported that buses are experiencing delays and many detours in Revere.

State police said Route 60 is…

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