Coastal town rides out fury of Sandy
SCITUATE, Mass. (AP) -- The fury of Sandy is being felt in the coastal town of Scituate, where residents hope the storm will pass without major flooding or damage.
Town officials issued a voluntary evacuation order Monday for about 200 to 300 homes in flood-prone areas, but few people were leaving.
Tom and Lesley Chamberlain said they had no immediate plans to evacuate even though the water at high tide was practically at their back door.
The couple has lived on the ocean since 1999 and endured eight major storms since.
A steady stream of onlookers went to picturesque Scituate Harbor during high tide at midday to see rough waves splashing over docks and boats rocking back and forth from fierce winds. Police blocked off some roads.
Most downtown businesses were closed as waves splashed over a seawall on to the street.