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Concord, Mass. Tornado Cleanup Enters Second Day

EF1 is the second lowest of six tornado levels

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    There is no state disaster relief fund. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016)

    Crews will continue to clean and make repairs after a tornado briefly touched down in the historic Massachusetts town of Concord, uprooting trees, knocking out power, and causing damage to dozens of homes. 

    The city and residents now face high costs from the damages. The city is facing a bill approaching $400,000, while many found out that insurance will not cover a large portion of the restoration.

    There are no updates at this time regarding the injured tree worker. 

    The National Weather Service after surveying the damage said that the storm that struck the town at about 3 a.m. Monday was an EF1 tornado that packed winds of about 100 mph. Weather service meteorologist Alan Dunham said the tornado caused a swath of damage about 400 yards wide and about a half-mile long. 

    Concord, Mass. Tornado Cleanup Update

    [NECN] Concord, Mass. Tornado Cleanup Update
    Power should be restored to all by the end of the day, unless there are in-house electrical issues at an individual house. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016)

    EF1 is the second lowest of six tornado levels. 

    Concord fire officials say 39 homes sustained some sort of damage, but only one suffered significant structural damage. About 1,000 customers in town lost power. Downed tree limbs blocked some secondary roads.

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