Hercules Saves Strongest Surge For Last: Storm Surge Video From Joel Sapp

Dramatic video from Joel Sapp and a round-up from DPW Director Gino Cresta.

Waves at King's Beach. Credit: Joel Sapp
Waves at King's Beach. Credit: Joel Sapp
Hercules came Thursday and stayed a while but made his presence known as much as any time during the storm at the very end: high tide Friday, about noon.

DPW closed Atlantic Avenue from the Marblehead line to Phillips Avenue, and on Puritan Road from the Fish House to Smith Lane, said DPW Director Gino Cresta.

They also closed Humphrey Street from the Lynn line to Monument Avenue. 

Now, at 1:54 p.m., crews have re-opened Humphrey.

But the other closed roads remain barricaded while workers remove rocks, lobster traps, sand and other debris, the DPW director said.

The director estimates that those roads will re-open this afternoon, perhaps as soon as an hour from now, which would put it at 3 p.m.

The director said the splash-over was not so bad.

"Not too bad — I have seen it worse," he said.

Attached to this post is video from the area of the Beach Club, Phillips Beach, taken by resident Joel Sapp. Thanks Joel.

Joel tells us the club's new fence was destroyed and the club property took in lots of water.

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