Revere Thankful for Agencies That Assisted in Tornado Recovery

August 8, 2014
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On Monday, July 28th, Revere’s central business district and neighborhoods both to the east and west were hit by an EF2 tornado. Fortunately, despite the devastation, there were no fatalities, and even more remarkably, no serious injuries.  We have been overwhelmed by the support and continued generosity from our neighboring cities and towns, our state and federal delegation, state agencies, city officials, Revere Police, Fire, Public Works, and Inspectional Services Departments, and the numerous crews that worked day in and day out from National Grid, Verizon, and Comcast.   Perhaps most impressive was the response and continued optimism of our residents.  The support and compassion they displayed for one another during the hours and days after the tornado hit was incredible to see and once again reaffirms my belief that Revere indeed, is a very special place.

We would like to thank the following organizations for their assistance in the moments and days after the tornado:

Organization Category
Town of Framingham Offered Assistance
Town of Braintree Offered Assistance
City of Salem Offered Assistance
Winthrop Police Department Police
Everett Police Department Police
Massachusetts State Police Police
Boston Police Department Police
Lynn Police Department Cronin Rink Usage
DCR Mobile Command Post
Suffolk County Sheriffs Dept. Cleanup
Middlesex County Sheriffs Food
Cataldo Ambulance Food
Paul Boudreau Food
Saugus Police Union Tree Services
Chelsea DPW Tree Services
Winthrop DPW Tree Services
Everett DPW Tree Services
MassDOT Fire
Malden Fire Fire
Everett Fire Fire
Winthrop Fire Fire
Winthrop Fire Chief Fire
Everett Deputy Fire Chief Fire
Everett Fire Mechanic OFFERED ASSISTANCE
Lynn Fire Department OFFERED ASSISTANCE
Chelsea Fire Department OFFERED ASSISTANCE
Medford Fire Department OFFERED ASSISTANCE
Massport Fire Department OFFERED ASSISTANCE
Cambridge Fire Department OFFERED ASSISTANCE
MetroFire REHAB UNITS
Cataldo Ambulance REHAB
Boston Sparks Club REHAB
Salvation Army Fire
Professional Firefighters of MA Fire
Boston FF Local 718
MEMA – Mike Main State Police Helicopter
State Fire Marshall Steve Coan Inspectional Services
Winthrop Inspectional Services
Malden Fire Inspectional Services
Melrose William Christopher
Boston IS Commissioner IS – Electrical
Boston IS – Electrical
Everett Inspectional Services
Lynn Inspectional Services
Chelsea Inspectional Services
Saugus IS – OFFERED
Gloucester Chief Rob Anderson
STATE INSPECTORS: Inspector Ron Wetmore
Team Rubicon Region 1
 American Red Cross Massachusetts Chapters

 

Today, our clean-up efforts continue, and we will not be satisfied until our city and our neighborhoods are back, better and stronger than we were prior to Monday’s storm.

Finally, many residents and business owners have been impacted and in some cases, devastated by this unforeseen tragedy.  Many of the costs associated with the storm will not be covered by insurance. That is why we’ve created the “Revere Tornado Relief Fund” (www.reveretornadorelief.org).  This will be spearheaded by former Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone, and will help victims get their lives back to normal.  Thus far, the fund has generated nearly $100,000 in donations.  If you would like to donate, please accept our thanks and gratitude for your support and continued generosity.

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