SACO, Maine — The snow is long gone but the wind and coastal flooding remain an issue.
Camp Ellis is no stranger to flooding but it was practically bad Tuesday with waves up to 20 feet; the waves are so powerful they are tossing around concrete jersey barriers.
High tide was a little after 2 p.m., and that was about the same time that a food delivery driver tried to make it through and got stuck in the sand. Fortunately, a tow truck was able to get him out that situation.
NEWS CENTER Maine’s Shannon Moss spoke to Craig Garland, a winter resident of Saco who said Monday night when the waves would hit he could actually feel his house shake. He said it’s something you get used to when you live in Camp Ellis.
“The whole house was creaking shaking when the waves hit you could actually feel them and I’m about 150 yards from the beach but I could feel the house shaking when the waves hit that’s unique,” Garland said.
A coastal flood warning for coastal Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, and Knox Counties is in effect until 4 p.m., but roads around Camp Ellis are still flooded.
There was also coastal flooding at Seawall Road on Mount Desert Island at high tide Tuesday afternoon, The National Weather Service station in Caribou reported. The road was closed.
The Ogunquit Police Department posted a video on Facebook Tuesday afternoon showing significant splash-over with debris, including rocks thrown up along Marginal Way.
Police closed the Marginal Way, Maine Beach, Footbridge lot, and North Beach Lot. Israel Head/Stearns at the lighthouse is partially closed as is Perkins Cove. Police urge extreme caution if outdoors—not only for the flooding but for slippery roadways and sidewalks.
The areas of Long Beach Ave. and Short Sands remain closed, the York Police Department said. Police ask that people stay clear of the area so the Department of Public Works can clean up the roads so they can be reopened.