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Massachusetts Town of Scituate Cuts Power to Prevent Flood Fires

Scituate, home to almost 18,000 people, is bracing for 20-foot waves at the storm roars in.
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The Massachusetts coastal town of Scituate has decided to cut off power to some areas to prevent fires during flooding that could accompany the blizzard. Fire officials could not say how many residents would be affected by the 10 p.m. shutdown on five coastal roads, but residents were encouraged to evacuate earlier Monday evening.

The National Weather Service warned that the potentially historic storm could unleash 20-foot waves, and seaside residents were boarding up windows. "We may get some water inside, maybe a broken window, but it isn't too too bad," Tim Joslin told NBC station WHDH.

Scituate has lost homes to blazes in previous storms.



— Tracy Connor