Cleanup Begins After Flooding In Scituate


THIS TUNNEL. SOME WARMER TEMPERATURES. WE’LL LOOK AT THAT IN THE FORECAST COMING UP. ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, ERIC. MANY COMMUNITIES ON THE COAST OF COURSE HIT HARD AFTER STORM HIS HONORS AND FLOODING — SURGES AND FLOODING CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE. KATIE BRACE IS IN SCITUATE TONIGHT WHERE YESTERDAY THAT SEA WALL WAS BREACHED, AND IT’S BEEN TOUGH EVER SINCE. KATIE? REPORTER: WELL, PAULA AND LIAM, THIS IS WHERE THE SEA WALL BROKE AND THE OCEAN THEN POURED IN, FLOODING HOMES HERE IN SCITUATE ALONG THE OCEAN. AND JUST A DAY LATER, RESIDENTS HERE ARE BACK TO BUSINESS. IT SOUNDED LIKE AN EXPLOSION. I LOOKED UP AND SAW A HUNK OF THE WALL MISSING. REPORTER: JIM TOOK THIS VIDEO FROM HIS SCITUATE HOME. WHEN THAT HUNK OF WALL WENT, HE THOUGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 35 YEARS HE WAS PACKING A BAG. WE WERE READY, THERE WAS A MINUTE I THOUGHT WE MIGHT HAVE TO EVACUATE. REPORTER: THE WATER CAME IN FASTER THAN ANY PREVIOUS STORM. AMELIA TRIED TO IMPRESS ON HER KIDS IT WAS A STORM FOR THE RECORD BOOKS. NOT TO BE SCARED, BUT SOMETHING BIG IS HAPPENING TODAY. REPORTER: FRIDAY GOVERNOR BAKER EXAMINED THE WALL BREACH. THE CRACK WAS IN THE OLD SECTION OF THE WALL. THE NEW SECTIONS OF THE WALL ARE A COUPLE OF FEET HIGHER AND THICKER. THEY FARED WELL. MARK’S HOME IS ONE OF MANY THAT SITS BY A NEW SECTION OF THE SEA WALL, AND WITHIN THE LAST FEW YEARS WAS RAISED UP. BEING UP ON STILTS REALLY HELPS. HE CREDITS THE STILTS IN — REPORTER: HE CREDITS THE STATEMENTS IN PART FOR ALLOWING HIM TO BE IN A BRIGHTLY HIT HOUSE HOURS AFTER THE STORM. IT RAN ACROSS THE DECK AND UP THE WALL, TORCHINGABLES — TORE SINGLES OFF THE — SHINGLES OFF THE HOUSE. I HAVE WORK TO DO IN THE SPRING. REPORTER: IT’S A JOB WHERE WE’LL HAVE PLENTY OF COMPANY. YOU STOP CARING SO MUCH ABOUT THINGS AND JUST FOCUS ON YOUR NEIGHBORS, AND IT BUILDS A GOOD COMMUNITY. REPORTER: AND THE TOWN OF SCITUATE SAYS THEY RESPONDED TO 138 EMERGENCY CALLS DURING THE STORM, AND THAT THERE WERE ABOUT 40 HIGH WATER RESCUES AS WELL. THE EMERGENCY TEAM HERE SAYS

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