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Coastal Flooding, High Winds Battering New England
By Andrew Freedman
Published: March 7th, 2013
As the nor'easter that plastered inland areas of the Mid-Atlantic with 2 feet of snow on Wednesday moves slowly out to sea, it is lashing the coast of New England with major coastal flooding. The National Weather Service is predicting moderate to major coastal flooding in several locations in eastern and southeastern parts of Massachusetts on Thursday and Friday as a storm surge combines with building seas to bombard the shoreline.
In a statement on Thursday morning, the NWS called the event a "dangerous coastal flood situation that is being "heightened by the expected duration through multiple tide cycles and existing vulnerabilities" from a blizzard that struck the region on Feb. 9.