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Causeway Street becomes Floodway Street

Flooded Causeway Street in Boston

That only looks like a squid swimming up the street - we think. See it larger.

David reports Causeway Street is now closed between North Washington Street and North Station due to flooding.

And as high tide rolls in, the wharves along Boston Harbor in the North End have surrendered to the sea. Chad Jackson shows us the Sargent's Wharf parking lot:

Sargents Wharf flooding
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Hate to be that guy... But it's North Washington St.

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Fixed, thanks.

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but I don't know how comforted I would feel by the fast talking joke of a city "leader" when he starts talking his usual shit about all of this and just keeps letting them build and build and build and build.

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Are these buildings at risk of collapsing in the ocean or some such?

High tides plus nor'easter yields flood waters in landfill. Build the buildings to accommodate such issues, and all is well.

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I'm sure the city will get right on retrofitting and making modifications on Beacon Hill and the Back Bay to make them more flood resistant. Sure. They'll get right on that. Maybe it's me and I'm just an old dope smoking guy, but I don't recall this being much if an issue here in the 60's and 70's or even the 80's in what was not called the Innovation District.

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The Seaport district was nothing but dirt lots 15 years ago, never mind the 70s. Hence, less stories about flooding empty land.

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Got wet, didn't flood like this.

I was around and I remember. We are getting RECORD levels of flooding now. RECORD tide levels when records have been kept for a century.

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There have been two instances of the harbor exceeding 15 feet.

Once in 78, once this January. This may be number 3.

Not exactly a trend. Did Fort Point flood in 78? Seems to be a safe presumption, tho I was not born.

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And the storm destroyed the Peter Stuyvesant, the retired cruise ship that was moored at Anthony's Pier Four and flooded the area.

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Go buy some coastal property and start diligently counting the times that it floods.

Just don't make any insurance claims, mmmkay?

BTW: Boston Harbor is part of the Gulf of Maine - and here's what is happening to sea level in the Gulf of Maine

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Buildings there for over 100 years. Flooding issues are recent.

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Wow. They just built these buildings?

Sorry, but this flooding is new.

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Uh-huh. And a chapel and a sub shop and some great restaurants and a dilapidated Army base, but it had it's charms. Unlike the joke it is today.

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I think I have to agree. I spent more time in the seaport before it was developed. Now it just feels like a !%-ers wet dream. Pun intended.

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It wasn't an issue in the 60s because climate change effects were decades away. Now they're here. Not that complicated. Building denser housing is one way to COMBAT climate change by reducing the necessity and impact of automobiles and hence carbon emissions. The new buildings in the Seaport are equipped to handle storm surge with utilities higher up and building ground floors at higher grade. As for the Back Bay, google "Boston groundwater trust" for starters. The city is working on these issues, more so than most other coastal cities in fact. Don't throw around lazy accusations if you don't know what you're talking about.

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To say, Boston has long experienced flooding is an accusation?

I apologize to your feels.

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To say that Boston has a long history of flooding is WRONG.

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I wasn't responding to your comment above, which I agree with. Rather to Mr. Riccio who seems quite excitable but also ignorant of facts on the ground.

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Yes, by all means, over expand the housing market in one of the most dangerous and vulnerable areas parts of the city due to climate change and hope all those sky gondolas will keep all the Uber drivers out! And those cars floating down there, were they designed to handle storm surge?

As far as the Back Bay and Beacon Hill, they still seem to be the quaint old neighborhoods that you see on the cover of every rag in this city, so when you say they're working on it, I don't see it. And I'm down there every day.

Well done, Mr. Wizard!

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"That's what they get for building a ballpark next to the ocean."

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LOL at the idiots that parked their vehicles right on the water.

Hope insurance denies them.

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Not everyone is glued to the news/weather. If I pull into the same lot I park in every day and it's not flooded, it's not unreasonable to think that it'll be OK to park there.

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The worst is that if they pick up their car at low tide they may not realize that their car was flooded. They'll think the sunroof leaked or such.

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You did not need to be glued to the weather to know a noreaster is on the way.

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I'll spare my sympathy for those that deserve it. These people are dumb and auto emissions are a big reason the city is flooding to begin with.

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POLONIUS

My lord, I will use them according to their desert.

HAMLET

God's bodkin man, much better. Use every man
after his desert, and who shall 'scape whipping?
Use them after your own honour and dignity: the less
they deserve, the more merit is in your bounty.

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How do you heat your house or apartment? What is the energy source of your electricity? What is the energy source of the public transportation you use? How did the contents of your home get transported from the factory to your home? I suspect the answer will confirm you are a fraud when you continue to blame cars for everything.

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Enough already

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The idiots are the ones who kept those lots open when they damn sure should know better after January.

Fool me once, shame on me ...

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It should have been closed yesterday once the size and extent of this storm became evident.

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They should have never taken down the Elevated!

Also, the irony of Canal St becoming .. a canal (again)

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Except for the curb cuts, which flood even in a minimal rain.

But the covered walkway has become a horrible wind tunnel.

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