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.


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.”

Get Fast Forward in your inbox:
Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

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

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 Follow her on Twitter @jacktemp.
Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
You're reading  1 of 5 free articles.
Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week Subscribe Now >
You're reading1 of 5 free articles.Keep scrolling to see more articles recomended for you Subscribe now
We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of