Boston area hit by violent storm, possible tornado

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Posted: Jul 28, 2014 10:51 AM

BOSTON (Reuters) - Police and emergency crews around Boston scrambled to clean up after a violent storm, including a possible tornado, blew through the region on Monday, downing power lines, flooding roads and overturning cars, local officials said.

The National Weather Service said it had sent a team of meteorologists to the city of Revere, Massachusetts, outside Boston to investigate a possible tornado.

Revere police reported extensive damage to homes and trees but no injuries after the violent weather. Boston and cities to its northeast reported extensive street flooding from the storm, which dropped rain at the rate of 1.5 to 2 inches (3.8 to 5 cm) per hour, the National Weather Service said.

(Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Bill Trott)