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By adamg - 1/31/18 - 12:22 pm

Peter Franchi snapped the barriers State Street put up outside its building off A Street near Fort Point Channel today in anticipation of super-moon-caused high tides spilling over into the street.

By adamg - 1/30/18 - 10:04 am

Alex E. Weaver reports from Charlestown:

Levy break in Charlestown. Never seen the water this high.

By adamg - 1/30/18 - 9:13 am
Flooded Morrissey Boulevard

Ndorb managed to avoid being washed out to sea on Dorchester's Morrissey Boulevard, reports it's now closed, at least heading south, due to the usual flooding. It'll probably be closed for awhile, what with the storm and the impending high tides from the superdupermoon.

By adamg - 1/5/18 - 1:28 pm
Flooded car in Chelsea

Chelsea firefighter Jonathan Morel was photographed yesterday about to rescue a motorist on Eastern Avenue who'd gotten trapped by a slushy flood from the nearby Chelsea Creek. About a dozen city blocks turned into slush rivers at the height of the storm and firefighters rescued several dozen people from their cars.

Ed. note: Nothing's on fire in the background; those are lights at a parking lot.

By adamg - 1/4/18 - 8:32 pm

Hull parking lot at high tide during 1/4/18 storm.

At high tide today, Neil looked out at his condo parking lot off Nantasket Avenue in Hull.

By adamg - 1/3/17 - 1:39 pm

Stephen Gray writes about the conflict between Boston's Climate Ready Boston report, which projects which areas of the city face climate-change-related flooding and its Imagine 2030 report, which posits major development in several of those areas.

By adamg - 12/22/14 - 6:05 pm
Yes, Virginia sign on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester

Yesterday, Deirdre showed us the electronic signboard on the southbound side of Morrissey Boulevard. As you can see above, the signage on the northbound side of the road is a bit different, even if part of the same general theme.

So beware of Morrissey Boulevard between now and the 26th.

By adamg - 8/28/14 - 12:59 pm
Areas city has issues with federal flood map

One map showing where Boston thinks FEMA erred: Gray is for flood areas the city agrees with, blue areas the city thinks don't deserve the designation and red the areas the city thinks should be added.

Even as they are appealing roughly a third of the 1,500 acres the federal government wants to add to maps of areas likely to flood in a "100-year" event, Boston officials are acknowledging that, ultimately, property owners of large sections of land along the coast and city rivers will have to face the costs of flood insurance because of rising sea levels.

By adamg - 8/27/14 - 10:03 am

Boston is appealing a federal flood-plain decision that could mean dramatically higher insurance rates for thousands of Boston landowners.

In an appeal to FEMA yesterday, the city says 507 of the 1,585 acres the feds now say would flood in a "100-year storm" would not actually flood in that kind of storm.

By adamg - 1/3/14 - 4:43 pm
Flooding at the end of Long Wharf

Normally, you can stand right at those bollards.

NorthendWaterfront.com posts photos of flooding along the waterfront today, including Long Wharf (above) and Columbus Park.

The sea level rise from Boston Harbor appeared worse than that seen during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 despite significantly less wave action. For example, today’s high tide showed a record level of water intrusion on the harborwalk at Christopher Columbus Park. Sea level rise and Boston’s rising tides have also been recently reflected in the recently proposed FEMA flood maps.

Compare this Long Wharf photo to this photo, taken at the height of Sandy.

Photo posted under this Creative Commons license and tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By adamg - 1/3/14 - 12:59 pm
National Guard vehicle in Duxbury

The Duxbury Fire Department posted this photo of a National Guard vehicle going upstream on Gurnet Road this morning.

By adamg - 11/16/13 - 9:43 am
East Boston flood map

Where property owners in East Boston would need flood insurance.

FEMA yesterday released preliminary flood-zone maps for the coastal parts of Suffolk County, which, if adopted, could more than double the number of Boston property owners who have to buy increasingly expensive flood insurance.

The Globe reports that the number of affected properties could jump from 8,000 today to more than 18,000.

By adamg - 9/1/13 - 9:51 am
Flooding in front of Shaw's

So those flash-flood warnings around 9:30 a.m. were for real. Sean Woods photographed a woman trapped by floodwaters on Spring Street by the Shaw's parking lot. Boston firefighters rushed to the scene to rescue her.

State Police shut 128 at Rte. 9 due to flooding. And cars were trapped by flood waters on Great Plain Avenue and Weston Road in Wellesley. Ed Grzyb reports:

By ShaneCurcuru - 3/31/10 - 4:01 pm

Not to minimize the pain that anyone who's been flooded is feeling, but this is just too much fun not to share.

Victims of severe storms and flooding in Massachusetts may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service; relief comes in the form of some IRS deadlines being moved back to May 11, including the April 15 deadline for filing 2009 individual income tax returns.

From today's Boston Globe.

By adamg - 4/27/09 - 7:48 am

Meridian and Porter streets a mess thanks to a burst water main at Bennington and Border streets that forced 20 people out of their homes in the middle of the night:

By adamg - 4/19/09 - 9:32 am

Early-morning flood at Washington and Lafayette; be sure to check out Channel 4's artist's rendition of what the area looks like, then click to Channel 5 for actual photos.

By adamg - 5/16/06 - 4:39 pm

Under the Golden Dome rains on Mitt Romney's Peabody sympathy. Seems that after the last time Peabody flooded (all of two years' ago), Romney vetoed a measure to spend $5.7 million for flood control in Peabody - money that would have meant an additional $20 million in federal aid for the work.

Blue Mass. Group has more.

But, hey, at least the flooding's good for a laugh

By adamg - 5/16/06 - 10:11 am

The Urban Pantheist takes photos of the receding floodwaters along the Muddy. Go figure: All those Dunkin' Donuts cups tossed in the river over the years provide a useful way to figure out the high-water mark.

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