UPDATED: Coastal Flooding Reported

The fire department has received some reports of water in basements.

11:20 a.m.

The tide and coastal flooding is slowly receding, reports Swampscott Fire Chief Kevin Breen. It looks like the worst of the flooding has passed.

A few homes on Puritan Road in the Whales/Eisman's Beach area received basement flooding, he said. There was also damage to home porches and exteriors.


11:16 a.m. — Water is receding. Roads remain closed at four locations. Eisman's, King's Preston and Fsiherman's Beaches but should reopen in an hour.


9:20 a.m.

of 9:20 Saturday morning, seawater had spilled into streets at Whales, Preston and King's beaches, said Fire Chief Kevin Breen.

"We are right in the thick of it," he said.

The roads have been closed in those locations to let plows move slush, he said. The Fire Department is monitoring the situation closely, said the fire chief. 

This report came in at 9:20 a.m., about a half hour from high tide, at 10 a.m.

Water is getting close to houses.

The conditions look menacing in places but the situation was not dire as of 9:20 a.m Saturday.

"The situation is OK but just OK," he said.


  • In an emergency, dial 911
  • Police Department: 781-595-1111
  • Fire Department: 781-595-4050
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  • RCN: 1-866-TECH-RCN (1-866-832-4726) 
  • MBTA Swampscott station: Service updates

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