Storm Watch: Officials urge evacuations on coast ahead of high tides

Officials in flood prone areas of  Marshfield, Scituate and Hull are urging residents to evacuate at least three hours ahead Thursday night’s high tide, and another Friday morning.

Police Chief Brian Stewart says shoreline residents are “strongly advised” to leave before the next high tide, scheduled for about 7:45 p.m. Thursday, and a possibly even worse high tide Friday morning just before 8 a.m.

“We’ve been given some indication that the high tide Friday morning could be as severe as that blizzard earlier in February,” said Chief Stewart.

In Scituate, a shelter is open at Scituate High School, and residents who need help relocating to the shelter can call the police business line at 781-545-1212.

There is also an American Red Cross regional shelter for other area residents set up in Plymouth at the Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court Street.

The National Guard is also stationed in Marshfield, Scituate, Hull, Quincy, and Duxbury and will stay on scene to assist over the duration of the storm.

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