Photos, videos of potentially historic flooding in Boston, coastal areas

See photos and videos of flooding during the winter storm.

The “bomb cyclone” that is battering New England with strong winds and swirling snow has caused significant flooding in coastal areas, including Boston.

On Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service said on Twitter that coastal flooding from the storm was “getting close” to the flooding seen in the Blizzard of 1978, and that initial measurements suggest that Boston’s tide levels appeared to be nearing their highest since 1921.

Photos and videos of the floodwaters inundated social media, with emergency services, residents, and reporters in coastal areas sharing what they were seeing, including a dumpster floating down the street, a car rescue, and evacuations on Plum Island.

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