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Edgartown Flooding: 'Impressive, But Far from the Worst'

Edgartown Yacht Club was underwater and Dock Street was swamped, but harborfront flooding was no problem for locals in the first storm of 2014.

This file photo from February, 2013 shows how much wetter things can get on the Edgartown waterfront. (Louisa Hufstader photo)
This file photo from February, 2013 shows how much wetter things can get on the Edgartown waterfront. (Louisa Hufstader photo)
This file photo from February, 2013 shows how wet things can get on the Edgartown waterfront when the tide is high and whipped by stormy winds.

But as Edgartown Harbormaster Charlie Blair said Friday afternoon, "everything was good" on the harbor in the first storm of 2014.

"We had a little flooding in the low-lying areas," Blair said. "The yacht club was underwater."

But that's nothing new at the Edgartown Yacht Club, a former coal wharf where longtime manager Bill Roman is used to putting club property out of reach of stormy waters that have swamped the property more times than any but the oldest members can recall.

The Chappy Ferry Facebook page assessed Friday's flood tide as "impressive, but far from the worst we've seen." The ferry suspended operations Thursday night, remaining on emergency standby until about 2 p.m. Friday.

What was your storm experience? Tell us in the comments.

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