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Storms of past help Scituate cope with Sandy

SCITUATE — Mark Harrington always stays at his brother’s house during big storms that roil the ocean. But not because the house is beyond the reach of the sea.

“If we were any farther out in the water, we’d be a boat,” he said Monday afternoon, waves spawned by Hurricane Sandy crashing into kitchen windows that sit some 13 feet off the ground.

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