Tropical Storm Andrea pummels East Coast
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Soaking rains bore down on places like Peabody Friday night, thanks to an angry Andrea. Kim Santos works at a convenience store. She didn’t waste any time and put down sandbags near the door of the store to prevent any flooding. She said the downpours worried her.
“I just don’t know if I should get ready, prepare and get the sandbags out, start boarding this place up before the water gets in,” said Santos.
It may be getting close to the beginning of summer, but the scenes weren’t anything like that. At a carnival, it was lights out and closed thanks to the storm. The roads saw a lot of water and there was some minor flooding on the North Shore.
“It’s horrible. It’s like floods everywhere, it’s ridiculous. I just can’t believe it. Earlier this week I was playing softball, it was 90 degrees and now it’s about 50 and it’s torrential downpour,” said Jack Sorrentino.
Everyone was moving slow, including Logan Airport where the storm slowed planes going up and down the East Coast. But many joked about it, saying only in New England could we be soaking in a sweat one week, and now have wind-swept rain and chilly conditions.
“Last week I was at my friend’s house swimming in a pool and I just don’t think, I think this is crazy. I can’t believe we’re down here and it’s so cold out,” said Britney Bradberry.
Emergency Management officials are keeping their eyes on the skies. The hope is they won’t have to use sandbags, but they’re ready just in case.