Residents of flood-prone coastal areas urged to go

Posted: 02/08/13 at 6:40 pm EST

MARSHFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Officials in are urging people who live in coastal and flood-prone areas of Marshfield to leave the area for the next two high tides, which are Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Lt. Paul Tabor of Marshfield says the evacuation isn't mandatory but it's strongly recommended. People can go to the Marshfield Council on Aging if they need shelter. It's not clear how many people are affected.

A shelter is also opening at Scituate High School at 6 p.m. for residents of flood-prone coastal areas of Scituate, which also may flood. Some places are expected to be impassable.

State officials say people in other flood-prone areas should move to somewhere safe while they still can.

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