Storm Downs Trees and Breaks Moorings

Strong winds brought a large section of a tree down on a house and tore boats from their moorings at Fisherman's Beach.


Overnight wind and rain that pounded the region left its mark on Swampscott, though it appears the town was spared widespread damage.

A crew of three from the Department of Public Works was called at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to remove a large section of tree that fell on a house at 179 Aspen Road, said DPW Director Gino Cresta.

The tree was on the house and its gutters were hanging, according to the town police log.

The crew cut up the section and removed it, the DPW director said.

As of 8 this morning crews were clearing a large bough that was blocking part of Hillside Avenue, the director said.

Cresta said there was only one report of flooding — at Puritan Road and Robin Lane.

The police log reported that shortly before midnight two boats were off their moorings at Fisherman's Beach.

The log states that there were parties without life vests trying to rescue the boats but no one was in the water.

The town harbormaster was notified and was responding, the log states. 

Terry Date September 19, 2012 at 03:42 PM
See the face gathered in the clouds. Startling profile — a Greek mythology or an Old Testament image — in this file photo by Johnny Martin from last summer's hale storm.
David Arsenault September 19, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Puritan/Robin, leaves clogging a drain from wind? The storm line was alot stronger before it got to the coast it changed to dark green on the radar map. Swampscott's location saved us. We were up at 2:30am moving things off the floor and our cars to higher ground. If it had held alot more than minor street flooding would had occured and this was moving @ 50mph imagine moving @ 10mph with a red storm cell line or a training yellow/orange radar screen. Nothing has changed people hurt by street run off need to have their taxes held in escrow untill they are no longer in danger of future losses.
Whisky September 19, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Terry Date September 19, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Oh Hail
NaemhOisin September 19, 2012 at 09:31 PM
An amazing photo - the face is so clearly defined....


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