Storm Brings High Winds, Coastal Flooding

by Alan Pollock
The winds toppled several tree limbs on houses, and dropped two large pine trees on the garage of a house on Brooks Road, Harwich Port.
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Monday's storm brought high winds that downed trees and power lines and exacerbated coastal flooding on the south-facing shoreline.

Southerly winds gusted to 67 mph on Nantucket, and as of 5 p.m., Brewster had a power outage affecting more than 630 customers. The winds toppled several tree limbs on houses and dropped two large pine trees on the garage of a house on Brooks Road in Harwich Port.

The storm-driven afternoon high tide caused greater than usual coastal flooding in Chatham and Harwich. Bridge Street was flooded with around two feet of water, and two vehicles were trapped in the flood. The Chatham Fire Department deployed its high water rescue vehicle to retrieve one of the drivers.

In Harwich, the tide was across Route 28 at Saquatucket Harbor, and flooding was reported to buildings in the flood-prone neighborhood of Nehoiden Street. Flooding was also over the road near Red River Beach and on Lothrop Ave.

No injuries were reported from the storm.