For the second time in as many months, Massachusetts’ coastal communities took the brunt of a fierce nor’easter that pummeled the East Coast. Approximately 10,000 Bay Staters remained without power five days after the March 2 storm dubbed the Bombgenesis. The Civil Air Patrol was slated to fly over the coastline on March 6 to assess damage. A spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) said at least seven communities reported damage to building foundations, decks, stairs and walls, while another 10 reported seawall damage. He said “initial rapid assessments” of buildings and infrastructure would begin on March 6, the day before the forecast called for up to 12 additional inches of snow.
Second Nor'easter This Year Slams Mass. Coast
March 7, 2018