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Officials rescue residents trapped in Duxbury homes

Duxbury firefighters and National Guardsmen waded through nearly 3 feet of water to rescue residents from their homes Thursday night and today, said fire officials.

Ten people were trapped inside five beach-side homes along Gurnet Road, after swells from the storm flooded the residences, according to Captain Rob Reardon of the Duxbury Fire Department.

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The rescues began Thursday night and continued throughout today, said Reardon.

“There was so much water,” said Reardon, who among those who responded to the call. “It was up to my knees.”

Police also asked for a voluntary evacuation of the road at 1 p.m. today, according to Duxbury Police Officer Anthony Vitale.

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No injuries were reported, and all residents were transported to higher grounds via Humvees and military trucks provided by the National Guard. All of the rescued will stay with local friends or relatives for the time being, said Reardon.

“They all found some place to go,” he said.

Eight National Guardsmen and five Duxbury firefighters participated in the rescue, said Reardon. He said he “could not begin” to estimate the cost of the damages.

Jackie Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @jacktemp.
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