NWS confirms tornado in Revere

Downed trees in Revere

Numerous streets blocked by fallen trees and downed wires; police warning of gas leaks. See the comments for the initial statement from the National Weather Service.

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Revere Police urged people not already in Revere to stay away - and urged residents whose CO detectors went off or who smelled gas to get out immediately and call 911.

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Reasonable reaction

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I think "OH MY GOD! WHAT THE F****!" is an entirely reasonable reaction to what was going on outside that door.
I might have been even more colorful.

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Reveah

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Here now the news with Gina Bagodonutz:

What the Fu**! What the Fu**!!

There was many a high hair messed up in all that wind but fear not, there's 72 salons in a 1/4 mile radius.

Oh and one upside down car apparently.

Fuggedaboutit.

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ALSO

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The second video clearly showed a smash and grab in the middle of all the blown around pallets.

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It could have been

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But this is Revere. If you look closely you can also see the tree limb stole the radio as well.

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Yeah, right

I saw the smashed window - but you realize that it is a lot more difficult to steal "radios" than it used to be, right?

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Clearly

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It was my car and that is how I know this.

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I like how your first

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I like how your first instinct in response to a tornado is to insult women. Always good to have priorities eh?

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Yes.

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It was my first instinct. Good call. My second one was a JOKE about a smash and grab. OH the HUMANITY. whatever.

Poor women. Breaking my heart. I made fun of high hair awwwwwww.

I'm putting myself in the corner.

ok I'm back.

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A Message From Revere Mayor, Dan Rizzo

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An emergency public alert message recorded by Revere Mayor, Dan Rizzo:

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Station bulletin press any key or hold the line. Melissa, list. Hmm, Hello, this is me again. Rizzo, by now. I'm sure you know we have been hit by a major storm. The came to our city early this morning several, properties around the city, have been damaged. City Hall, has been evacuated, and will not reopen until further notice. They ride down trees and power lines around the city. And you should be very cognizant. As you traverse the city. Not to go near any of these down wires, our trees that may be very unstable. We are doing all we can. With our Public Safety resources to make sure the week rectify the situation, and they are all working very had to get. The City back to normal as quickly as part of you our residence to stay calm and if you feel as though you are experiencing any type of danger, whether it's medical or you feel as though you might need to be evacuated from your current situation. Please call 911 for now. We Are, working with our old Public Safety resources, our neighbors around us. And the Massachusetts Emergency Management Association, that is now here in reviewed was systems. I will try to keep you posted as best I can. But for now. The storm seems to a past and we are. As I say closing City Hall, until further notice. But certainly, you can call 911 if you have any concerns whatsoever Thank you very much. And We Will, get through this. I promise. Thank you.

Nah, I think Jackie was one

Nah, I think Jackie was one of the lucky ones to hit it big and made it out of the neighborhood. Out of the neighborhood all the way to Re-vee-ah, or Saugus. Pick one.

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That's the Ethnic Settlement Patterns

for Dummeeze version.

They are fairly fascinating with lots of contrarians. My Celt great Grandma's sister Margaret married Nick, a southern Euro who couldn't read nor write.

So Margaret handled the paperwork and turned her new married name into "Mitcheroney" confusing other Italians to no end. They lived in the Celt Belt in Canton.

The real spelling was probably something like Micciaroni or some such but the lilting curling word song shapes of Italian were mysteries to Margaret.

Southie had, maybe still has, an Albanian Church with a Plainsong Choir that went extinct in Albania but persisted here.

And now we have whole new settlement patterns of Asian immigrants, various southern Slavs in a number of places, ashrams in Ashland and so on. East and West Africans find their way. Haitians figure it out and on and on.

It is part of the underlying charm and beauty that redeems the place from its lapses into mindless bigotry and petty turf squabbles.

My inlaws were married there

Southie had, maybe still has, an Albanian Church with a Plainsong Choir that went extinct in Albania but persisted here.

Some of those traditions were repatriated after the fall of communism and end of Hoxha, all due to their being kept alive in the US.

Nice!!!!!

I'm glad to know it seeded something, almost the opposite of the Ann Frank Tree problem.

The Commonwealth Arts Council thing. (it has some new Mittins era name) had a state folklorist on staff. (Now it seems to have been redirected to blow lots of art money on buildings instead of artists as if the building trades aren't eating enough.)

It was a requirement when state arts councils were mandated by the creation of the NEA.

I was friends with some avid amateur ethnographers from BU who alerted me to all this in the mid 80s and I'd end up briefing each new folklorist on the lay of the land.. the Carpathian Fiddlers around Clinton, the Abenaki powows on old reservation land in the Lowell Dracut forest and so on.

I basically spend my life immersed in all these natural, ethnographic, and historic elements out there under my nose as my substitute for keeping track of corporate media circuses.

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Oh I know.

The old days had lots of these match ups based on shared Catholicism.

Margaret was an Irish woman using phonetic English of sorts with a residual Gaelic sensibility

And the role of the man to be a dumb mule while the woman figured out the paperwork was fairly common. These people were born in the 1880s and their parents fled old world misery to catch shit for caring about the Pope.

In many ways it is pretty similar to immigrant horseshit squabbles now, same accusations, same muttered suspicions, etc.

Revere damage

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nothing like it will be when there's a casino in the neighborhood 24/7

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*eye roll*

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You had to go there. Give it a rest.. and btw, Broadway isn't anywhere close to the proposed casino site. Get a clue.

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NWS statement

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...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.

Hey

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I thought size didn't matter.

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Peter Woo's

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Man I heard Peter Woo's building is destroyed (from a ex coworker who lives in Revere). That was some awesome chinese food. :(

Worried my house, specifically my bedroom has water in it. I put the window fan in before I left. ugh.

Glad to hear of no serious injuries tho.

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Human nature at its less than finest

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Around 1:30 p.m., police started getting reports of scrappers going around trying to wrest saleable metal off damaged homes. Police are now working to get them out of the area.

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sigh

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Just sigh... everyone is always out for themselves and not anyone else. So sad.

No, not "everyone"

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Not even most.

The vast majority of folks are decent, which is why stuff like the above makes us feel bad. If everyone was like this, saying "Some people are stealing" would have as much emotional impact as saying "People are breathing".

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"Shall issue" would have freed up cops

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"Shall issue" would have freed up cops to take care of protecting public property , while homeowners would have been able (in many cases) to take care of protecting their own.