Revere Officials Unsure What Financial Aid Will Be Available For Tornado Recovery
REVERE (CBS) – Revere officials and residents are still cleaning up from Monday’s tornado and starting to wonder what funds might be available to help pay for repairs.
Insurance adjusters were at the scene within hours of the tornado and state and federal representatives have been on the ground assessing the damage.
Mayor Dan Rizzo said he has heard from Gov. Deval Patrick and others with offers of support but he is unsure how that will translate to funding.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports
“Right now we’re trying to document a lot of the damage that we‘ve had so we can have a basis for submitting some sort of claim to both the state and federal governments to help out financially with the clean-up,” Rizzo told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey. “Because obviously, it’s going to take a lot in a city like Revere that just doesn’t have the resources.”
City fire officials say that even though damage in the city is extensive it’s not very widespread and may not meet the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s requirements for relief funds.
“When they do bring those about, it’s generally based on a county-wide situation,” Fire Chief Gene Doherty told Twomey. “Obviously, Revere and Chelsea were hit and so the total amounts for the whole county based on population is going to be very difficult.”
There will be a meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Broadway to provide information to business owners and residents about the insurance claim process.
Representatives of FEMA and insurance companies will also be available at the hall to answer questions from noon to 6:00.
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