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Peabody at Risk for Significant Flooding Friday Night

Peabody, in particular, is at risk of significant flooding as high tide comes in Friday night combined with heavy rainfall from remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea, according to the National Weather Service.

Significant urban flooding is expected in Peabody on Friday night from the heavy rain that is moving through the area combined with the incoming high tide.

The threat of flooding has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning for urban areas and small streams, particularly flood-prone areas of Peabody, through 11:30 p.m. on Friday.

The flood warning was issued because of “heavy rain along the south coast of New England that will affect eastern Massachusetts between 8 and 11 p.m.," says the weather service. "Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour will cause significant urban flooding and may cause some small streams to rise out of their banks.”

The intensity of the rain is expected to decrease between 9:30 and 11 p.m.

The weather service said “significant flooding” is “imminent” in urban areas of the North Shore including streets and underpasses. Drivers are urged to avoid flooded roads.

A flood watch has been in effect since noon and runs through Saturday morning.

“Do not drive through flooded roads,” the weather service said. “Vehicles can easily become stranded in flood waters.”

David MacDonald June 08, 2013 at 01:55 AM
Closing Walnut, Caller to Wallis right now.....
Joseph Maio June 08, 2013 at 02:25 AM
The flooding tonight and tomorrow could have been avoided at Winona St. Anderson St Corel Rd Cardigan Rd Had the Mayor Fast Eddie and the zoning board enforced there Cease and desist order they put on Richard Marchese ordering to fix the problem or he could not resume work. Surprise he is still working on his property and gaining profit and never fixed a thing and most likely these places will flood. Even After numerous attempts buy these citizens to get the city DO THE RIGHT THING! Headlines Salem News, Patch Mayor shuts down route one Project. I asked him about it today it don't apply to the route one project he said to me he is a bold faced liar! This is an ongoing problem for several years since Fast Eddie Sat on The city council and voted to approve this mess. Per a phone conversation I had with him this Morning Quote he was just made aware of this whole mess when he became mayor. Well I guess he was asleep the day he voted to approve it and the days all the surrounding citizens went before the council he sat on and complained. I cant Believe they put a Worcester mayor in jail for the same fraud perpetrated on the city and he is walking around doing the same thing. I hope 1 FBI or DOJ or a District Attorney or judge someone with some moral fiber reads this and just look in to it. I think my hopes are to high because no one in Ma. Seems to care about anything other than themselves!
Joseph Maio June 08, 2013 at 02:28 AM
I wonder if the Mayor knew about the down town flooding most likely not he must have just found out when he became mayor! That's his excuse for other things in Peabody.
Russ June 08, 2013 at 02:14 PM
Patch, Is that a file photo or what?
John Castelluccio (Editor) June 08, 2013 at 11:57 PM
Yes, Russ. It's a file photo. If you click on the picture, you'll see the caption that says it's from the flash floods in October 2011. Pierpont Street, I believe.

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