High tide causes flooding in Hull, Scituate
HULL, Mass. (WHDH) -- Crews reopened Nantasket Avenue in Hull after flooding from the high tide Friday.
Highway crews were working to find the catch basins to get some of the flooding to subside. With high tide, water piled up over the seawall with rocks and debris from the ocean, making it a difficult job to clear the roadways and find some catch basins.
The National Guard patrolled the coast during and after high tide to check on people. They were available for medical problems or any incident where people would need help.
In Scituate, tremendous waves crashed over the seawalls turning roads into rivers.
Emergency responders as well as residents were commenting that the storm may be worse than the Blizzard of 2013 which initially had been the benchmark of all the winter weather this season.
The biggest concern, especially because schools were closed, was that a lot of people would be coming out to take a look at the aftermath.
Emergency responders were reminding people that they should stay inside and out of the way of those working to clear roads and debris.
Shelters were available but evacuations were not mandatory. Some who didn't evacuate needed assistance from the National Guard because flooding had made it impossible for them to leave.