Flood Cleanup Continues on Mass. Coast - NECN

Flood Cleanup Continues on Mass. Coast



    Flood cleanup continues on Mass. coast

    Restidents endure yet another mess from flooding (Published Friday, Jan. 17, 2014)

    (NECN: Justin Michaels, Scituate, Mass.) - The clean-up at the Scituate, Mass. light house is underway, but this pattern is nothing new for residents.

    "I knew it could happen because it happened before."

    Betsey Erickson Brown has been in Scituate for all her 80 years… so she knows a little something about storms, floods and debris.
    But she's a bit disappointed about the debris this system left behind.

    "They've been putting all this stuff out… I thought maybe it's up high enough now it wouldn't come over but obviously it did… it's too bad," Brown said.

    After we talked to Betsey, the cleanup started at the Scituate light house.

    This is one of five front-end loaders across the town to get the roads cleaned up after high tide and flood waters rolled in on Monday night. And one area was hit worst of all.

    "Over in Humrock it hit the worst on Central Ave… we have about a foot and a half to two feet of debris there."

    Mike Breen is in charge of the clean-up. He says the only way to handle mother nature when she whips up debris from sea is to be retroactive, but Scituate is taking every precaution they can to minimize cleanups like this in the future.

    "If you get a big east wind and you get you get a big push like this, this happens and you go and put it back… There are plans to build this seawall up here a couple more feet, maybe three feet and try to hold this back the best we can."

    The clean-up continues on Tuesday morning, and preps for Tuesday night are underway, too. Another flood advisory is set for 11 p.m. until 3 a.m. Wednesday morning.