WATCH: Rough Conditions Hit Quincy

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QUINCY, MA (WBZ-AM) -- As high tide makes land fall, first responders in Quincy are on high alert.

The city issued a storm emergency late Thursday and they say that one of the major concerns is coastal flooding with the potential to cause severe flooding and structural damage.

In an formal advisory issued by Mayor Tom Koch, residents living in the Squantum and Houghs Neck areas should keep in mind that the peninsulas may be cut off, perhaps for an extended period.

He said that the city will have additional resources positioned in both neighborhoods throughout the storm.

Quincy Police have urged drivers to avoid going out and to remain indoors if it is safe.

In various tweets posted on social media showing active rescue operations throughout the city.

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