High tide hits Hull, flooding Nantasket Avenue
HULL, Mass. (WHDH) -- When high tide hit Hull shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday, water gushed across the streets flooding over Nantasket Avenue.
Town officials in Hull had strongly urged anybody in low lying areas to evacuate the area before high tide hit. Those that lived in a home that had flooded before or lived on a street where flooding happens, were urged to leave the area immediately.
If water came crashing over the sea wall of Hull, then it would become impassable. So officials asked people, if they had an SUV to utilize it and pick up friends that do not. Those without transportation should call the police or the fire department to help.
A mandatory evacuation was not ordered, simply because by Massachusetts state law there are no mandatory evacuations in Massachusetts.
Resident were urged to leave before high tide hit, because later it will be incredibly difficult to get help to them.
National Guard crews were on the scene in Hull to assist.