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High Tide Floods Boston Again Saturday After Historic Nor'easter

BOSTON (CBS) -- High tide midday in Boston on Saturday sent water into the street surrounding the Long Wharf Hotel.

The flooding was another reminder of Friday's historic nor'easter, with cars and trucks submerged in water.

Some places were covered in more than 2 feet of water, making it a sight to see.

"Like hundreds of other people, just taking a look at Mother Nature and she's in control," said one man walking in the city on Saturday.

"Today is interesting, to see the water come up again. I didn't expect it," said another woman. "The wind was unreal yesterday."

The floodwater was not nearly as bad as Friday, but it still caused damage on Saturday.

The MBTA was forced to close the Atlantic Avenue entrance to the Aquarium Station T stop but was able to keep the station open with the State Street entrance.

On Friday, the storm forced the MBTA to close the station for several hours as the high tide in the midst of the storm caused historic flooding in the city.

The area of State Street and Atlantic Ave. flooded as the tide came in around 11 a.m.

Water rose to a near-historic level for the city, cresting to 14.67 feet. That is the third highest in Boston history.

According to WBZ-TV Meteorologist Eric Fisher, Saturday's tide peaked at 13.94 feet, which is likely in the top eight highest tides ever recorded for the city.

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State Street and Atlantic Ave. in Boston were flooded during a nor'easter in March 2018. (WBZ-TV)


Some residents called the nor'easter storms hitting the region "a new reality."

Fortunately, sand bags remained in place from Friday's coastal flooding.

Lilly and Kate Hamilton made the most of it by walking around and taking pictures of the flooded streets.

"I've never seen it like this," one girl said.

The New England Aquarium was also closed for the day due to the flooding.

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