SCITUATE (CBS) — Department of Public Works crews are working to put barricades up along beach entrances in Marshfield to prepare for Hurricane Jose.
Jose is forecasted to make its closest pass to the southern New England coast Wednesday night, southeast of Nantucket. Rain and wind will ramp up Tuesday across the region.
“Make sure we have everything in from the beaches, lifeguard stands, barrels, and then get the batter boards up,” explained Tom Reynolds with the DPW.
Nearby residents rushed to put all their deck furniture away and get homes ready for the storm.
Evelyn Riley said she is “bringing in food supplies, extra lots of water, canned goods — I just want to make sure we can eat. I’ve got flashlights are all over the place.”
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Resident Bob Deininger took one last walk to make sure his oceanfront home was secure.
“We took up the walkways and we took all the teak furniture off the decks and it’s all stacked around the corner. and it’s all stacked around the corner,” he said.
In Plymouth, some homes on Namelic Road are already in grave danger a plunging into the ocean. Owners hope Jose won’t do too much damage.
Gerre Hooker said, “I’ve seen over 90 feet go…It’s sad really especially when you see all the trees and vegetation.”
Any boats that were on the water near Bourne have made their way to shore on Monday evening.
Kingman’s Yacht Center is the largest boat center on the Cape holding 400 boat.
While it was busy all day as some people hauled their boats in as a precaution, there was no panic.
“We couldn’t find any forecast which said the word ‘hurricane,’ so at that point it takes us off hurricane watch,” explained Scott Zeien, who works there.
On the other hand, Tom Coleman was fueling up his boat in case the marina loses power.
“I’ve got a generator on the boat and plenty of food so I’m good to go,” Coleman said.
The Coast Guard has issued an official warning to mariners advising them to get into port.
Despite heavy fog, not much seemed out of the ordinary along the Scituate coast Monday morning. In a few days, that might not be the case.
“The weather does, it changes on a dime, as they say. And when it does, you just got to get out of the way,” said a man out photographing the water on Monday morning.
“Some people don’t move their boats, they don’t tie things down and then they move them. other people take precautions and they are okay,” he added.
In preparation for Jose, Scituate officials asked residents to follow three pieces of advice: secure your property, make sure you have enough food gas and water to last at least three days, and make sure you know where to go if you do need to evacuate.
One worker at a local breakfast bistro, the Lucky Finn, said while it had been a slow morning, she didn’t think people were packing up to head out of town.
“Around here, everyone is pretty salty, I feel like they are the people who were in Florida that wouldn’t leave. I don’t think anybody is that worried about it,” she said.
The man added, “It’s the ocean, it’s way more powerful than anything we can do.”