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Warren, Markey to help launch Revere tornado relief effort

The state’s two US senators will join local officials Friday morning to announce a relief fund for people affected by the tornado that tore through Revere on Monday.

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey are scheduled to appear at Revere City Hall, where officials are expected to announce that the fund has already received $200,000 in pledges, with an expected goal of $1 million.

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The “Revere Tornado Relief Fund” is expected to fill in for federal disaster aid left in doubt because the storm may not have inflicted enough damage to qualify.

Monday’s tornado was the first to hit Suffolk County in at least six decades, leaving 13 buildings uninhabitable and about 28 people homeless, according to city officials.

Former Middlesex County district attorney Gerard T. Leone will administer the fund.

People familiar with the planning said there had been no agreement reached on how much Leone would be compensated.

The tornado caused no major injuries or fatalities, Revere officials said, despite touching down in Chelsea and Revere with 120 mile-per-hour wind gusts. It hit first in Chelsea, then crossed the Chelsea River, passing over the Cronin Skating Rink and moving north along Broadway, in the heart of Revere.

Most of the structural damage was on the roofs of homes and caused by wind, but officials estimated that up to $2 million was inflicted on city buildings, including Revere City Hall.

Jim O’Sullivan can be reached at Follow him on Twitter at @JOSreports.
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