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Posted: March 14, 2017

Massachusetts coast prepares for possible flooding during major winter storm

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            Massachusetts coast prepares for possible flooding during major winter storm
A storm surge covers Millway Beach, moving close to homes along the coast, after a winter storm February 13, 2017 in Barnstable, Massachusetts. A March winter storm is bringing heavy snow and wind to the region, raising the risk for coastal flooding. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)



In addition to snow accumulations, flooding is a major concern for Massachusetts residents living along the coast.

In places like Plymouth, 4-7 inches of heavy, wet snow is expected to fall during the major winter storm bearing down on the area. But to make matters worse, high tide is expected right during the height of the storm, around 1:30 p.m., and that’s raising concerns along the South Shore.

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The coastal flooding is always a concern, and with the combination of high winds, high tide, rain and snow, it’s going to be a mess.

And just in case of an emergency, police got their rescue truck ready and the harbormaster pulled out boats in case they receive any distress calls from boats on the water.


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