Tornado aftermath: Revere roundup
Will the Revere tornado damage qualify for federal aid? Not likely. Boston.com reports:
Based on initial assessments of the damage, Revere will likely not meet the eligibility requirements for federal help, according to Terrel Harris of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance Program has a threshold of $9.1 million in damages, and the FEMA Individual Assistance Program requires 100 homes to be destroyed or majorly damaged.
Here's a roundup of some recent coverage from local and insurance media:
Boston.com - Revere Tornado - Communication of a Rare Event - this is an interesting and useful article by WBZ Chief Meteorologist Eric Fisher that talks about this event and discusses what you need to know about watches and warnings and how they are issued - useful information for you if you are communicating with your clients during severe weather events.
Insurance Journal: Tornado Causes Extensive Damage in Coastal City of Revere, Mass.
PropertyCasualty360: Rare tornado rips through Revere, Mass.
Insurance News Net: Insurers Respond To Tornado Damage In Revere, Mass.
Boston.com National Weather Service Confirms EF2 Tornado Hit Revere
Boston Globe: 100 homes damaged as tornado jolts Revere
Twitter images: Revere tornado
Subscribe to our Twitter list of New England weather resources - meteorologists and other services. This is a very helpful resource to follow in a local severe weather event.
OSHA Fact Sheet on Natural Disaster Recovery: Cleanup Hazard
Severe weather terminology - Handy Wikipedia article terms on used by the National Weather Service (NWS) in the United States. The NWS defines precise meanings for nearly all of its weather terms. This article describes NWS terminology and related weather scales used by the agency.
Ready.gov - Preparing for Tornadoes
Red Cross Tornado App
The I.I.I. Explains How to Financially Protect Your Home Against a Disaster