Storm brings flooding, hurricane-force winds to MA

by Garry Watts January 6, 2018, 0:06
Storm brings flooding, hurricane-force winds to MA

A storm that's set to race up the East Coast on Thursday could drop as much as 11 inches (28 centimeters) in Boston and eastern MA, said Greg Gallina, a forecaster at the U.S.

As bad as the flooding was in Boston Harbor and Cape Cod Bay yesterday, Rhode Island's shore was spared... in fact, we were never concerned about storm surge flooding at our coast or along Narragansett and Buzzards Bay.

One observer said water had cut through a barrier island in Chatham, flooded up to a condominium complex's doors and caused several cars to float.

Boston firefighters rescued a man who had become trapped in his auto in a flooded intersection. The high water carried dumpsters down streets, trapped drivers in vehicles among floating pieces of ice, and had rescue workers wading waist-deep in floodwaters.

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The vicious winter storm hitting the East Coast also brought hurricane-force wind gusts to parts of MA.

High winds and storm surges are causing severe - and, in some cases, record-setting - flooding up and down the MA coastline this afternoon.

The area saw wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hours, and by 2:30 p.m. about 13,700 homes in the greater Boston area were experiencing power outages, WCVB reported.

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