Season's First Coastal Storm Downs Limbs, Grounds Boats

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Topics: Storms

A 22-foot boat grounded near Jackknife Cove, East Harwich.  ALAN POLLOCK PHOTO

The season's first northeast coastal storm raked the Lower Cape this week with gusty winds, heavy rains and high tides.

A downed limb on Old Harbor Road, Chatham, was quickly cleared by town highway crews.  ALAN POLLOCK PHOTO

A downed limb on Old Harbor Road, Chatham, was quickly cleared by town highway crews.  ALAN POLLOCK PHOTO

Caused by a large weather system churning southeast of New England, the storm brought isolated localized power outages and downed tree branches and limbs.  Experts said trees were more vulnerable to wind damage because they are still fully covered in leaves.

The storm caused several boats to run aground, having parted or dragged their moorings, but no major damage was reported.  Moderate to minor coastal flooding was taking place at high tide, but it was not causing property damage or other problems.

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Boats heave at their moorings on Pleasant Bay.  ALAN POLLOCK PHOTO

Boats heave at their moorings on Pleasant Bay.  ALAN POLLOCK PHOTO