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30 years later, Blizzard of '78 still packs punch

27 inches of snow, heavy winds brought region to a standstill

Revere Fire Chief Gene Doherty spent two days evacuating Beachmont residents from their homes. Revere Fire Chief Gene Doherty spent two days evacuating Beachmont residents from their homes. (Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan)
By Steven Rosenberg
Globe Staff / February 7, 2008

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Gene Doherty was almost swept out to sea as tried to evacuate coastal residents in Revere. In Nahant, Richard Lombard was surrounded by flooded roads. At Winthrop Beach, waves battered the sea wall as winds lifted boulders - and even cars - off Shore Drive into nearby homes. (Full article: 1022 words)

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