Torrential downpours cause street flooding on parts of Cape Cod

Good Samaritan helps pull flooded vehicle out of deep puddle on Stage Harbor Road in Chatham.
David Curran/Satellite News Service (used with permission)

CHATHAM – Torrential downpours caused road flooding in parts of Cape Cod Wednesday morning. One vehicle became disabled on Stage Harbor Road in Chatham. in Orleans, police reported deep water at the Route 28/Main Street intersection. Never try to drive through flooded roads. “Turn around don’t drown!” At least one flooded basement was reported in East Orleans as well. Rainfall totals of 4 inches in Chatham and 3 inches in Eastham were reported. Street flooding was also reported in parts of Wellfleet and Eastham.

From NWS Boston: Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
928 AM EDT Wed Oct 26 2022

…Heavy rainfall will impact portions of Barnstable County through 1030 AM EDT…

At 927 AM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking showers with heavy rain moving across Cape Cod.

HAZARD…Minor flooding.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Minor nuisance flooding of typically flood prone areas.

Locations impacted include…
Barnstable, Falmouth, Brewster, Provincetown, Yarmouth, Sandwich, Bourne, Dennis, Mashpee, Harwich, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Hyannis.


Do not drive through flooded roads or underpasses. Avoid low lying areas near small streams.
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