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Development, erosion keep coast at risk

Many coastal cottages have been converted to year-round residences since the Blizzard of ’78, when the damage in Scituate included leveled houses. Many coastal cottages have been converted to year-round residences since the Blizzard of ’78, when the damage in Scituate included leveled houses. (Globe File Photo)
By Rich Fahey
Globe Correspondent / February 7, 2008

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Thirty years ago today the Blizzard of '78 was ravaging the South Shore. Wind gusts of more than 100 miles per hour combined with heavy snowfall to destroy thousands of homes and boats. Before it was over, more than two dozen people would be dead statewide. (Full article: 848 words)

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