Officials are still working to assess all the damage sustained after a rare tornado touched down in Revere on Monday, but the initial figures indicate the city will not qualify for help from the federal government.
WCVB reported that an official from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security said the damage likely won’t be severe enough for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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.
The EF2 tornado in Revere only damaged 65 buildings and left 13 uninhabitable, according to the report.