Friday's High Tide Causes Damage in Scituate, Mass. | NECN

Friday's High Tide Causes Damage in Scituate, Mass.



    Officials are especially concerned with Saturday morning's high tide during the storm (Published Friday, Jan. 17, 2014)

    (NECN: Julie Loncich, Scituate, Mass.) - By 11 p.m. Friday in Scituate, high tide had passed, and waves from a massive winter storm have already caused damage.

    Emergency officials can't give an estimate yet as to how much water was pushed up by high tide and onto land.

    Power outages are also a major concern in Scituate, and by 11 p.m., 75 percent of Scituate residents were without power.

    By 11 p.m., there was at between 6 to 10 inches of snow on the ground.

    If you though the Blizzard of 2013 wasn't going to be much earlier, think again.

    By 8 p.m. Friday, downtown Scituate, Mass. was a downright whiteout.

    NECN's travels took us down side streets, which were surprisingly relatively clear, but the thick, heavy, wet snow was already taking down limbs and lines.

    "We are looking for the high tide. We are kinda nervous about it, but more nervous about the morning high tide," said one resident.

    "Snow we can deal with, water not so much," said another resident.

    Flooding in Scituate is a real concern, as low-lying sections of Oceanside Drive were already taking on water.