Hurricane Sandy brought waves crashing over the sea wall in Cohasset around noon Monday and police closed several roads due to flooding and rocks being carried by the water.
In a phone interview, Town Administrator Michael Milanoski said he was standing at the harbor Monday afternoon watching the water crest but said that there shouldn't be a need for evacuations.
The town lowered Jacobs Meadow and Treats Pond about 2 feet last week to help absorb excess water but, officials are still anticipating additional flooding.
“We have areas prone to flooding so we’re in watch mode right now,” Milanoski said.
He added that the town made about 4,000 reverse 9-1-1 calls to residents Sunday and about 3,000 of those were picked up by residents still at home. Now, primary communication is being done through the police department’s Facebook page.
“We have a significant year round population ... (and) the public is fully aware of what’s going on now,” Milanoski said.
Several residents experienced power outages Monday morning after one of the town’s main power feeds was lost however most areas had been restored by noon.
The following roads have been closed so far: Jerusalem Road, Bow Street, and parts of Atlantic Avenue near the causeway and Rocky Beach.
Residents are advised to call the National Grid hotline at 1-800-465-1212 to report outages and 9-1-1 for emergencies. Updates will be posted on the police Facebook page and the town website, www.cohassetmass.org.
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