• Cleanup begins in Scituate after high tide flooding


    SCITUATE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – Cleanup began on Oceanside Drive in Scituate Saturday after high tides at the tail end of Friday's Nor'easter pushed ocean water inland.

    High tides reached more than 12 feet and caused massive flooding that closed several streets.

    "It has been pure wind, waves and all kind of action. My house was shaking and rocking and rolling and I didn't think a house could move in that many directions," said Dennis Badore, owner of the Oceanside Inn in Scituate.

    The water that didn't recede remained frozen solid, causing downed power lines and frozen pipes.

    "We have heat. We have no water. Some power, not full power, unfortunately," said resident Christina Batogowski.

    Batogowski said her beach house is 100-years-old and has seen a lot of storms, as well as repairs. The current storm damaged her porch and deck. She said her next renovation will likely involve elevating the house.

    "It's nice to know we only lost stairs. I guess that's the kind of positive outlook that we try to keep with storms like this," said Batogowski.

    Meanwhile, the cleanup continues.

    "Our back steps got washed into the front yard. There's a little bit of damage with the skirting. But luckily that's about it," said resident Kelly Sennott.

    "My wife wanted a view of the water, but you notice she isn't out here," said Badore.

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