Thursday, February 7, 2013
Plymouth Department of Public Works is preparing for an epic winter storm.
Power outages, coastal flooding, fallen trees and snow up to our eyeballs, that's what the meteorologists are predicting for Friday and Saturday. Or, it could be a complete washout. Either way, Plymouth DPW Director Jonathan Beder said his department is ready for whatever comes Plymouth's way. "We’re gearing up, making sure everything is running...We'll know better in the next 24 hours," he said Wednesday afternoon, just as the National Weather Service issued a blizzard watch for some parts of Southeastern Massachusetts. The amount of snow Plymouth gets will depend on the nor'easter's track. If it moves west, we'll get less snow on the coast and possibly more rain. If the track is more easterly, that means more snow on the coast with less …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
The ship is safe after being struck by lightning during last night's storm.
According to Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II was struck by lightning yesterday evening during the thunderstorm. Some passers-by saw it happen and notified everyone. "Thankfully all is well and everyone is safe, including the ship," the museum noted on its Facebook page. "(Firefighters) had to cut a small portion of her starboard railing off, because a hose did not easily reach, and it was quicker to do that." A witness on Long Beach told Patch on Facebook that she saw billowing smoke and heard the fire engines from across the harbor. The Plantation celebrates Mayflower II Day this Sunday.
A diver believed to be in danger before tonight's stormy weather is safe.
A diver reported in danger off Manomet Point on police scanners has been confirmed safe by firefighters. The diver, who has not been named, managed to get himself out of the water after lightning was seen in the area. The diver is fine. According to Batalion Chief Michael Hurley, there were two divers, and they were separated off of Manomet Point. "It was storming. The ocean was choppy. There was a strong current, One diver came ashore near Manomet Point and didn't see his friend. He called 911 for emergency help. It came in as a missing diver." Hurley said the missing diver might have gotten caught up in the current but made it ashore around the corner from the point. A boat was launched, but the diver came ashore by himself and said he …