Association President Vivien Li and UNH professor Paul Kirshen will lead a discussion on Nov. 27 on "the current science behind sea level rise, what we can expect over the next century, and what can be done to make Boston's waterfront and downtown more resilent to coastal flooding."
It starts at 5 p.m. in the offices of Bingham, 1 Federal St. downtown. It's free, but registration is required.
Bostonians have organized drives to collect basic necessities for New Yorkers. Some examples (add more in the comments):
Jacqueline Carly will be at the Microsoft NERD Center in Kendall Square starting at 3 p.m. on Monday to collect basic supplies and load them into the truck she's rented to drive to New York.
Organize Boston has set up collection points in Roslindale, Cambridge and Arlington this weekend.
Operation Help & Hope will collect non-perishable foods and fleece blankets at the polls in Holliston on Tuesday.
Kiss every single bit of Boston that sits on landfill from the past 300 years goodbye: Back Bay, the South End, East Boston, half of South Boston, large swaths of Dorchester. See this flood map, which assumes a 5-foot storm surge on top of water levels 2.5 feet higher than today's levels.
So how about some giant barriers stretched across the harbor?
Via Rich Beaubien.
The city says 13 volunteers from the Office of Emergency Management and the Boston Centers for Youth and Families are headed to New York tomorrow to help with planning and logistics in New York's emergency operations center and with running an emergency shelter. The workers will spend the next week or two in New York, according to the mayor's office, which adds Boston has lent three generators to the New York Fire Department.
The New Yorker recounts the saga of the evacuation of the NYU hospital through the lens of a North Shore teen who was there for epilepsy surgery but who had to be driven to another hospital all the way uptown when the power went. Her mother says:
Everyone's been just so great to us. I'm from Boston, but New York - they've been amazing.
Jen braved the storm to video planes landing at Logan during the storm yesterday. Around 11 a.m., she captured a Virgin 747 coming in. The Patriots took a Virgin charter back from London. Could that have been them?
Boston Public Schools will be open tomorrow, the city announced. In contrast, Newton, Somerville, Chelsea and Revere will be closed.
The MBTA, meanwhile, announced it expects to run normal subway and trolley service tomorrow, except between Reservoir and Riverside, where buses will be swapped in. On commuter rail, downed trees will mean no service on the Providence/Stoughton line past Mansfield. Other lines will run, but likely with delays.
NStar reports 146,628 customers without power, including 6,780 in Boston.
Dave Hodges photographed the tree in his house on Popes Hill in Dorchester.
NStar reports 68,417 customers without service, 5,563 in Boston.
NStar now reports 39,055 customers without power, including 4,882 in Boston, where trees are coming down and transformers exploding across the city. We've heard of outages in Ashmont, Roslindale, West Roxbury and East Boston so far.
Stephanie Giunta practices being a TV reporter at the very end of Long Wharf early this afternoon.
The folks at the Fort Point Pier, meanwhile, watched as Fort Point Channel rose and then began to flow over the seawall (it's hard to tell, but that's Vivien Li of the Boston Harbor Association and Fort Point resident Anne Salemme on the right):
NStar reports 23,047 customers without power - including 378 in Boston and 1,046 in Cambridge.
Dave snapped the departure board at South Station around 12:30 p.m. He reports the station was "just a little more crowded" than the usual end-of-day rush as commuters try to get the last train out.
Lauren Sommer reports:
Umm, if someone lost their sailboat, I found it on Carson Beach looking a little lost and lonely.