Global Warming Article Synopsis

New England Deluged by Worst Flooding in Decades

The New York Times


After days of record rainfall, rivers in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire have spilled over their banks, causing thousands of residents to flee their homes and brace for what could be the region’s worst flooding in 70 years.

Storms have poured more than a foot [30 cm.] of rain thoughout the region, with at least another inch [25 mm] expected by Tuesday morning. No deaths were reported, but the Coast Guard was searching for two people seen floating down the Merrimack River in Amesbury, Mass., on Monday afternoon after a fleating bridge broke free of its moorings.


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