Scituate still reeling from blizzard, flooding
SCITUATE, Mass. (WHDH) -- Power returned to parts of Scituate Sunday evening - but the work there was only getting started.
As crews worked to turn on the power, there were small signs that progress was being made - but work was far from over on the south shore.
The beds at the Scituate emergency shelters were filling up. Another 100 cots were just delivered Sunday.
"Oh it’s great, absolutely fabulous,” said Jack Ketterer.
For many, it was another night away from home - the storm was too much for him to handle.
"I had to call police. At 81-years-old, I wasn't about to do any shoveling. They came and rescued me,” said Ketterer
Aerial views gave a better idea of the widespread damage to coastal homes. On the ground, Rebecca Road is a mess.
"This is the strength of the waves. These rocks were in the ocean,” said Peggy Murphy.
"I'll be in an intimate first name basis with whoever the FEMA adjuster is,” said Frank Sennott whose home was damaged.
“There are windows broken everywhere, water has gotten into people's houses,” said Brenda Willard.
Brenda Willard was stunned the blizzard hit so hard.
“There has been saltwater throughout the house, the cellar is flooded completely and the pipes are all frozen,” said Willard.
Homeowners just wondered when they'll be able to get back inside.
"This is crazy, this is what you get for living in situate, though,” said Murphy.
"It's beautiful in the summer and it's not so great in the winter,” said Willard.
At the height of the storm at least 50 roads were blocked or partially blocked by downed trees and power lines.
Gov. Deval Patrick was scheduled to visit the area Monday.