DUXBURY, Mass. - South Shore towns and cities were severely impacted by the strong winds, high tides and heavy rain last Friday. Now, some towns are underwater after a second nor'easter made landfall overnight into Thursday.
Crews in Duxbury are working against the clock to clear streets and sidewalks before temperatures dip below freezing.
Emergency officials are using pumps in an effort to get water out of one neighborhood that's been under feet of water for close to a week.
The sweet sound of pumping now underway in Duxbury. Locals were worried this could freeze overnight. pic.twitter.com/WaMnVab8g5— Robert Goulston (@rgoulston) March 8, 2018
Many residents say it has been hard to keep up with the non-stop high tides, which where strong enough over the weekend to break the seawall in some parts.
"We're lucky right now that the temperatures aren't lower," said Captain Reardon. "We had that in January and we had this flooding and it freezes hoses right over the hydrants. We're lucky we can just pump this out with the warmer temps."
The pump in question can move about 1,600 gallons of water a minute.
Officials are pumping the water back out towards the ocean, meaning this could take more than a day to cleanup.
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