QUINCY (CBS) – At high tide during Friday’s nor’easter, Quincy was under water. Cars were left stranded and the National Guard was called in to help people stuck in their homes.
The rescues happened all day long by boat, truck and front loaders.READ MORE: Hardwick Health Agent Says 'It's Impossible' To Convince Residents To Get COVID Vaccine
Many people say the nor’easter packed a bigger punch than they expected. Christine Way-Cotter says she did not see this coming. “I’m fortunate to get rescued,” she said. “Our house is lifted so like nothing came into our first floor but our whole basement is probably six feet under water.”
The nor’easter sent waves onto side streets submerging cars making Sea Street and other roads impassable. More than 100 people had to be rescued Friday, and there were still more trapped in their homes by floodwater.
Wayne Adams had no choice but to evacuate. “My garage, it was all the way up to my waist. The water was all the way up to my waist,” Adams said.READ MORE: Tree Falls On House In Hyde Park During Strong Storm
The National Guard was called in to help firefighters and police rescue as many people as possible.
“I’ve lived here for five years I’ve seen lots of snowstorms, rainstorms, wind but I have never seen anything like this before,” Adams said. “That kind of flooding, I didn’t think it was possible.”MORE NEWS: 7-Month-Old With Rare Genetic Condition Sent Home From Hospital For The First Time Since Being Born
More than 4,000 people were without power in the city. No injuries have been reported.