Marshfield: Emergency Management Director believes nor’easter won’t bring coastal flooding

The South Shore could face more power outages but this time from a nor’easter.

A week and half after Hurricane Sandy hit Massachusetts, powerful winds and thrashing waves are back, “We’re talking about very strong, gusty winds along the southeast and east coast [that] could approach 60 mph times, sustained winds maybe 35 mph or so. Certainly we’re worried about scattered power outages and limbs down on wires,” explains Lieutenant Paul Taber

Marshfield Police Lieutenant Taber is the Director of the town’s Emergency Management Center and says the nor’easter that’s expected to last Wednesday into Thursday morning hasn’t triggered them to make the center operational, yet. But Lieutenant Taber notes that his team is closely monitoring the storm, “We’re not looking at any coastal flooding; it might be minor if anything. With the way the tides are now it should not affect us too much, maybe a little bit of splash over.”

According to Marshfield Harbormaster Mike Dimeo, Wednesday night’s high tide is expected to roll in before 6PM with waves as high as ten feet. Dimeo says the ocean waters along the Marshfield coastline have been very rough.

A shelter has not opened in Marshfield but Lieutenant Taber says they have the ability to open the Council on Aging as a shelter if needed.

About Trisha McNeilly

With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.