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Boston Broke Its Record for Highest Tide Ever on Thursday



    Dumpster Takes a Ride in Flooded Seaport

    Boston streets filled with water during the bomb cyclone on Thursday. The flooding was so bad that it took large objects with it. (Credit: Virginia Pitcher) (Published Friday, Jan. 5, 2018)

    The icy flooding on many Boston streets during this week's storm was caused by a record high tide.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration verified Friday that water levels at the federal agency's Boston tide gauge reached a peak of 4.89 feet above the average of highest tide readings for the day.

    That broke the record of 4.82 feet above, set during the infamous Blizzard of '78 in February of that year.

    The flooding sent large trash containers floating down Boston streets, forced the shutdown of a subway station as water cascaded down the steps and prompted rescues of people trapped in cars and homes in Boston and several other Massachusetts communities by rapidly rising waters.

    Aquarium MBTA Stop Takes on Water

    [NECN] Aquarium MBTA Stop Takes on Water

    In an odd coincidence, the Aquarium MBTA stop is taking on a stream of floodwater from the street above.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018)

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