Dear Residents of North Palm Beach:
I am writing to you today to express my deepest sympathies for the damage caused by the EF2 tornado that struck our community on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at approximately 5 p.m. The damage is significant and has left many of our neighbors without homes, without power, and without the basic necessities of life.
The tornado was an EF2 with 130 mph winds. It was 320 yards wide, traveled about 2.61 miles and lasted approximately 11 minutes. This storm impacted the northwestern part of the Village, causing significant damage to the Community Center, Sanctuary Cove Apartments, and all the gated communities off of Monet Road.
I want to assure you that our local authorities have been working tirelessly to help those affected. Emergency responders, including police officers, firefighters, public works and medical personnel were on the ground providing assistance and support to those who needed it within minutes of this disaster. The Red Cross has been working with some residents to provide temporary housing to those who lost their homes, and our local government is doing everything in its power to ensure that everyone affected by the tornado receives the support they need.
At times like these, it is important that we come together as a community to support one another. I encourage all of us to reach out to our neighbors, to offer our help and support, and to do everything we can to help those who have been affected by the tornado. We are a strong and resilient community, and together we will overcome this challenge.
I want to express my deepest gratitude to all those who have worked tirelessly to help out. Our emergency responders, local officials, and volunteers are true heroes, and we owe them a debt of gratitude for their selfless service.
Finally, I want to express my hope that all those affected by the tornado will find the strength and courage to rebuild and recover. We are a community that cares for one another, and we will stand together in the face of this adversity. Here are two resources that may be helpful:
- American Red Cross: (800) 733-2767.
- Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach, (561) 345-2002. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.