SCITUATE (CBS) – It’s time to prepare in Scituate ahead of Saturday’s storm with some homeowners taking no chances, climbing windows, flooded garages and packing sandbags on their properties.
Resident Bette Kincaid says she’s “just” worried about this. “It goes both ways; The European models don’t look that bad so we’ll see,” she said.
Timing is everything when it comes to tides and winds and town officials say if there’s a silver lining it’s time. “I think we are lucky that the winds will miss the morning tide. But this looks like a classic undercurrent with snow, wind and high tide,” said Town Administrator Jim Boudreau.
Resident Theresa Delahut said if ever there was time to remove overdue Christmas decorations. “My biggest concern is that I don’t know what could happen and try to be as prepared as I can,” says Delahunt.
It will be the biggest storm she has encountered so far here. She’s checking the generator and collecting anything that’s dropped outside. “So often when I’m getting ready for the worst nothing will happen and when I decide it’s not a big deal, my grill is half-burnt on deck,” says Delahunt.
The seaside town considers that preparing several hundred sandbags for residents to protect their homes from potential flooding is a big enough problem. They have spare vehicles on hand to get through flooded or debris-laden roads.
They also encourage people in low-lying areas to consider leaving. “We’re encouraging people to leave, we don’t mandate it, but you’re better off leaving Saturday for the night and coming back on Sunday and hoping everything stays the same,” Sheriff John Murphy said. of Scituate Fire said.
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2022/01/27/scituate-snow-noreaster-high-tides-wind/ Resident Identification Prepare for High Winds, High Tides in Front of Nor’easter – CBS Boston