Many brave conditions to see Sandy in Winthrop
WINTHROP, Mass. (WHDH) -- Many people went against officials’ request and braved Hurricane Sandy in Winthrop on Monday.
Waves put on a show, but police monitored the scene on Winthrop Shore Drive trying to keep people off the road.
“Honestly, the folks that are out here wind surfing -- they put the public safety people in danger. There’s no business to be out here. This is not Hawaii, this is dangerous. We had a surfer out here earlier, he’s just putting us in jeopardy and that’s a big problem. The flooding, we know the drill. I mean, the folks down here have been through it. But it’s the onlookers that are probably our biggest problem,” an official said.
"We've had debris come over, rocks come over, concerned about citizens being injured by this debris and the waves in that area. We have to have that area clear. Please stay indoors. This is a serious storm. We want to be able to have access to help people -- those who are in need," said Lt. Frank Scarpa, Winthrop Police Department.
High winds brought down live wires in the town, sparking concern.