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Scituate Residents Not Taking Any Chances With Sandy Approaching

By Beth Germano, WBZ-TV
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SCITUATE (CBS) – It was a mad dash at Scituate Boat Works to get the boats in and secured on dry land before Sandy strikes, however she strikes. “We’re going to do as much as we can over the next couple days, going at it until the last ones are out,” said Scott Hamernick.

They were also cranking them out at the public boat landing, making it an official end to the season, for some a few weeks early. Chris Loring feels exposed even in the sheltered harbor. “We’re in a safe marina, but another six or seven feet of water and things start washing around,” he said.

With his boat “A Little Nuts”, owner Stuart Rosen was feeling that way about the storm. “You don’t want to mess around with Mother Nature. On the water it’s a foolish thing to do and on land it’s a foolish thing to do.”

On land Rick Gander is preparing to install boards over his ocean-side windows as a layer of protection, but he hopes history is on his side. “This house has been here since 1900 and has been through a lot of storms,” he says. “It’s never been knocked off its foundation.”

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But Richie Gormley’s home nearly was during the Christmas storm of 2010. He’s boarded up again along the deck that was just rebuilt after a wave crashed through his home. “It came through the seawall, right through the house in the back and out the front.”

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