A new plaque on the front lawn of City Hall now marks the area where an EF2 tornado struck the city last July 28, 2014 shortly after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning city hall employees, police, fire, politicians, residents and business owners gathered to unveil the bronze plaque commemorating the day that no one ever expected.
The tornado was 3/8 of a mile wide and two miles in length and anyone who experienced it has vivid memories of where they were and the devastation they witnessed afterwards. May
or Dan Rizzo said 1,300 pieces of property were impacted and 150 structures including city hall had extensive damage.
“We are grateful no one was killed or seriously injured,” Rizzo said.
Attending the ceremony were State Rep. RoseLee Vincent, Speak of the House Robert DeLeo, State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, Sherriff Steve Tompkins, and City Councillors John Powers, Ira Novoselsky, Anthony Zambuto, Arthur Guinasso and Robert Haas. Rizzo thanked the Revere Fire Department, Revere Police Department, Revere Department of Public Works, former Gov. Deval Patrick, Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren, and former district attorney Gerry Leone for their support.