North Attleborough officials say flooding damaged over 200 homes
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (WLNE) — Hundreds of homes in North Attleborough were damaged from flooding after excessive rain Monday night.
Police provided an update on the damage Tuesday, saying over 200 homes were affected. Many local businesses were also flooded.
Officials said the weather caused power outages for 1,500 residents. Police said most electricity was back in service by 10:45 a.m. but some scattered power issues remained.
Officials said the town saw 9 inches of rain in two hours. It was the second stretch of significant rain the town saw within 72 hours.
The fire department was called to over 150 incidents throughout the night, mostly related to the weather.
Over a dozen rescues were called to the south end of town, including mutual aid from 20 surrounding communities.
One firefighter was hurt and is stable. No other injuries were reported.
Sections of Hoppin Hill Avenue and Old Post Road remained closed Tuesday.
While drivers can expect detours, all North Attleborough Public Schools opened at their regular time and trash pickup will be done as normal.
The public is reminded to never drive through standing water and to always assume a downed power line is live.