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.
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.
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 than 4,000 people were without power in the city. No injuries have been reported.