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By adamg - 12/18/23 - 2:37 pm
Flooded Fenway

Firefighters, police officers and public-works and Eversource crews earned their pay today as a never ending flood of reports came in about downed trees and utility poles, power outages and flooded roads. Here are some of the reports reported to Boston 311 today: Read more.

By adamg - 12/10/23 - 5:29 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Boston area that runs through 7 p.m. on Monday:

Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas. Storm drains and ditches may become clogged with debris.

By adamg - 9/14/23 - 9:02 pm
Flooding in area of Lorna Road

The Boston Fire Department reports it was not a good day on Lorna Road, near where Lorna and Doone Avenue intersect, shortly before 2:40 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/23 - 12:00 pm

City officials say they're read for Lee, with sandbags and temporary flood barriers at the ready to fend off any minor surges and first responders braced for any emergencies caused by flooding, falling trees and downed wires. Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/23 - 2:56 pm
Flooded Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton

Flooding on Comm. Ave. in Brighton in July with just 2 inches of rain.

The City Council agreed today to study how to minimize damage from more intense storms that could dump several inches of rain in a short period of time. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/23 - 12:04 pm

The MBTA reported at 11:14 a.m. it had suspended all Providence Line service "until further notice due to debris on the tracks from severe weather in the Mansfield area. At 11:37, Keolis reported a train to Boston had left Wickford Junction but would hold at Attleboro because some of that debris remained on the tracks. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/23 - 12:19 pm

The MBTA reported at 11:42 a.m. that it had gone to D Line bustitution between Fenway and Reservoir "due to excessive water at Brookline Hills."

By adamg - 7/29/23 - 2:21 pm
Commonwealth Avenue near Strathmore Road under water

A roving UHub photographer who decided discretion was the better part of not getting soaked, shows us the view out his window of Commonwealth Avenue near Strathmore Road shortly before 2 p.m. He adds: Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/23 - 3:48 pm

As the torrential rains pour down, Columbia Road has flooded at Hamilton (where the train tracks cross) and in the area of Devon Street.

The flooding there sent motorists down Quincy Street, where they promptly had to stop near Ceylon Street, because of flooding under the train tracks there. One motorist climbed out of his car and was standing on the roof of his car due to floodwaters that came about halfway up his car.

By adamg - 7/21/23 - 10:25 pm
Custom House in the torrent

Custom House in the torrent. Photo by Matt Frank. See it larger.

Sarah Wroblewski reports Boston got nearly two inches of rain out of tonight's storm, more than local storm drains and roads could handle in a short amount of time. Some trees came down after being hit by lightning. Read more.

By Oliver Blake - 4/30/23 - 9:51 am
Metal barrier being installed around Aquarium entrance.

Is a temporary steel wall enough? The T now surrounds one Aquarium entrance with steel panels before potential flooding. Photo by Nicholas Bauer.

The T is already spending more money every year repairing storm damage and that's even before we get hit by something like Hurricane Sandy - or worse - in the coming decades according to a study published last week. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/20 - 11:14 am

DCR is advising that high tides between Thursday and next Wednesday could force shutdowns of Morrissey Boulevard as Mother Nature reminds us what happens when you literally build roads at sea level.

By adamg - 7/10/20 - 12:18 am
Fay from space

Fay at 9:50 p.m. Source.

Friday morning update: Fay's path has shifted enough that the NWS has taken down its flash-flood watch for eastern Mass.

The National Weather Service has posted a flash flood watch for the entire state for Friday afternoon through Saturday as tropical storm Fay approaches: Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/19 - 11:48 am
By adamg - 2/16/19 - 4:52 pm

Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA today tested "tiger dams" as a way to keep harbor water from cascading down the Long Wharf entrance to the Aquarium Blue Line stop in future nor'easters and other water-raising floods.

By adamg - 10/17/18 - 10:13 am
How to protect Seaport Boulevard from flooding

Creative seawalls could protect Seaport Boulevard and provide new seating for pedestrians.

The city today released plans for keeping rising seas from reclaiming all the parts of South Boston that sit on fill - which is much of the neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/18 - 12:30 pm
Flooding in Norwood

Mama and the National Weather Service warned us there'd be days like this. Tony Ursillo shows us some flash flooding in Norwood, of the sort the NWS sent out a warning about. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/18 - 7:11 pm
Flooding Muddy River

Claire Blechman walked along the Muddy River in Brookline after the storm lightened up a bit.

The normally placid brook was not the only place to have flooding during the second storm round: Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/18 - 10:39 pm

The MBTA is cautioning that coastal commuter-rail lines - Greenbush, Newburyport/Rockport, and Kingston/Plymouth - count on needing extra time to get to work tomorrow as after-effects of the nor'easter continue. Read more.

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