North Shore State Senator Worried About Multiple Storms' Impact

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Waves crashed near Plum Island during a 2018 nor'easter. (Karyn Regal/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- With strong winds, Wednesday's nor'easter is expected to impact coastal communities--not just on the South Shore, but also north of Boston.

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State Senator Bruce Tarr represents a number of communities on the North Shore. He tells WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens he's very concerned about the repetitive storms and the pounding waves of the angry Atlantic Ocean.

"What I'm most concerned about is the cumulative effect of what we've been seeing, in terms of wave action, erosion," Sen. Tarr said.

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With the next storm coming Wednesday, he's particularly concerned about a section of Plum Island, where crews have been repairing the seawall despite the toll taken by constant storms.

"With these storms, we're concerned about the entire length of the coast because of what we've seen," he said. "We're again seeing high winds predicted, and of course those high winds can drive high waves, and we can have some corrosive action."

Those winds can also cause power outages--something North Shore communities have dealt with over and over again over the past month.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports

 

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