Blizzard Juno Cleanup Part One
84 images Created 30 Jan 2015
When the Blizzard Juno visited Marshfield, Massachusetts late in the evening of January 26, 2015, all day Tuesday and into the early hours of Wednesday, it did not seem like a ferocious storm at first to those of us who live away from the coast. We saw and heard high winds and much snow overnight and awakened to two to three feet of snow and even higher drifts. We had experienced more frightening storms.<p>For those who live along the coast it was a different story. This sustained storm was relentless. "I've lived here all my life," I heard a Bay Avenue resident say. "I've never experienced a scarier night." There were reports from many areas of waves so big they engulfed whole houses. Although the media focused on Brant Rock, Green Harbor and Scituate, other homes and areas were also badly damaged by Juno: Ocean Bluff, Fieldtston, Rexhame and Scituate's lost penisula's, Humarock, which sustained heavy winds and a great deal of flooding. Rumor has it that it's still hard to schedule a plumber a few days later, as they've all been busy with frozen and burst pipes. Even the water main to low lying areas of Humarock remains frozen. Snippets from social media tell part of the ongoing story: Someone is looking for a lost kayak, others are looking for missing family items, another is looking for a hot tub that blew or floated away.<p>These images were taken well after cleanup was underway. Newly elected Governor Baker was to come to town. He may have been in one of the helicopters overhead. Lt. Gov. Karen Polito came by land and visited with town officials both in Marshfield and in Scituate. <p> Many families and neighborhoods have much work to do, homes to repair or rebuild, and essential goods to buy before their world seems normal again. <p> If you'd like to help Marshfield residents please contact http://www.sowingseedsofhope.net and look for forthcoming town wide fundraisers. Sowing Seeds can also be reached at 781.837.3337. <p>The Scituate Alliance of Natural Disaster Services (S.A.N.D.S.) was formed a few years ago. They can be reached at http://sandshelps.org or by calling 781.346.9921. <p> Please note: there are more than 90 images here. Be sure to "View All" (and not just the first 25 images). Alternatively, you can navigate through the four pages currently loaded. Thank you!