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Scituate Residents Preparing for Hurricane Jose

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    Scituate, Massachusetts gets battered time and time again by these storms, so they are taking Hurricane Jose very seriously. So while we are days away from feeling any effects from this, some people aren't taking any chances.

    (Published Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017)

    We're still days away from feeling any effects from Hurricane Jose, but some people aren't taking any chances.

    People in Scituate, Massachusetts are preparing for the storm.

    Right along the seawall is a place that gets battered time and time again by these storms, and it will be a place to watch next week.

    The town of Scituate is one place that is taking this storm very seriously.

    The town's Fire Chief sent out a letter Friday telling residents this is the time to start preparing.

    He says that learning from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, he knows water, food, and gasoline go quickly.

    He says neighbors should plan for a potential significant impact, and that it's not a bad idea to start securing homes and to make a plan just in case homes along the coast need to be evacuated.

    With the storm a few days away, neighbors here have their eyes on Jose coming up the coast.

    "I'm not really worried about the water part of it all. I'm worried about the wind and all the big trees I planted 50 years ago that are now in proximity to falling on my house, so I'm keeping track of the storm," Marshall Litchfield said.

    Other neighbors say they are just going to wait a few more days before deciding what they will do.

    The uncertainty of the storm's path is what's causing them to hesitate before boarding up, because they say, once they board up, they aren't taking them down.