High tide hit around 11:15 a.m. Friday morning with a near record storm surge from Nor’Eater Rlley causing dramatic flooding on Boston’s waterfront. It was the second massive storm in just as many months after the January 4th snowstorm. Shown here are photos from the flooding impact along the North End waterfront toward Long Wharf and Atlantic Avenue. The tide came in quickly as even the Channel 5 news truck became stranded and needed a tow. Aquarium T station closed, Christopher Columbus Park was inundated and Sargent’s Wharf appeared to take another big hit with stranded cars.
Friday’s high tide peaked between 11:12 and 11:15 a.m. slightly below that seen on January 4th according to NOAA’s preliminary figures. While the tide was close to the “100 year storm” it did not quite hit that level.
At the Commercial Street baseball fields, Puopolo and Langone Parks, the Harborwalk was flooded as shown in these photos by Brendan O’Brien.
Photos from the Long Wharf area, by Erik Lund:
More photos from the North End Wharfs by Dr. Joseph Mendola:
Photos of Sargent’s, Lewis and Commercial Wharves flooding:
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