A record breaking storm hit New England on Friday, leaving some areas with 38 inches of snow to deal with. Although some say it was not as bad as the benchmark storm of 1978, it did sport wind gusts of 80 miles per hour. It is a storm to contend with, and many wish they were not there. Although hardly anyone can even move, Massachusetts has called for a forced evacuation of some residents.
Weathermen and women were reporting snow falling at a rate of 3-feet per hour, leaving cars and doors buried underneath snow drifts, and 165,000 are without power. Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have imposed travel bans to keep cars off of the roads as they try to clear them. How then have they imposed evacuations? Is there a conflict?
Only around 40 people were ordered from their homes on Salisbury Beach to answer a forced to evacuate because of high waves crashing into their homes. The snow did not force them out, but the waves did.
Fox News reported that among those evacuated were “Ed and Nancy Bemis, who heard waves crashing and rolling underneath their home, which sits on stilts. At one point, Ed Bemis went outside to take pictures, and a wave came up, blew out their door and knocked down his wife. 'The objects were flying everywhere at the beginning. If you went in there, it looks like two big guys got in a big, big fight. It tore the doors right off their hinges. It's a mess,' he said.”
Our hearts and prayers go out to those who were evacuated and those still suffering through this terrible storm.
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