Greater Boston Was Pretty Much Underwater Last Night After the Flooding

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Screenshot via Josh Stephano on Twitter

The rain came quickly and with a vengeance last night to Greater Boston, causing flooding around the region on streets, inside MBTA stations, ruining cars, and providing some water park-like conditions for the adventurous in Somerville.

Videos show just how badly the flooding hit Arlington, where water gushed down a main street, pooled in parking lots, drowned cars and poured onto a highway. One woman, according to CBS, had to be rescued by first-responders from a car that was filling up with water.

Next at 11 @cbsboston an #Arlington woman was rescued from her submerged car on Dudley Street #WBZ pic.twitter.com/GZ3EiVqvUl

— Mike LaCrosse (@MikeLaCrosseWBZ) July 13, 2017

Video footage taken by an #ArlingtonMA resident during tonight's flash flooding. Always remember to use extreme caution in these situations. pic.twitter.com/rSA3Mq3krL

— Arlington, MA Police (@ArlingtonMAPD) July 13, 2017

Mill St pic.twitter.com/CEZsaDry01

— Josh Stephano (@JoshStephano) July 13, 2017

Several people who live in this area of #Arlington also had their cars stuck in flooded out roadways @cbsboston #WBZ pic.twitter.com/fGMsrb2L20

— Mike LaCrosse (@MikeLaCrosseWBZ) July 13, 2017

Extreme flash flooding was also reported in Waltham. A cluster of submerged cars could be seen near a liquor store. “My street is a lake,” one Twitter user wrote.

My street is a lake. #waltham pic.twitter.com/hpFa1dUwWz

— Michelle Carestia (@mecarestia) July 12, 2017

@KevinBoston25 Waltham flash flood pic.twitter.com/TfGThiRUeI

— Scott Kesterson (@KestersonScott) July 13, 2017

Scene on Lexington st in Waltham right now #boston25 pic.twitter.com/0HfYURxVQw

— Ted Daniel (@tvnewzted) July 13, 2017

Same goes for Lexington.

Flash flooding near @LexingtonMA high school ~7:30pm @NWSBoston @growingwisdom pic.twitter.com/o9Pb466kXd

— Adam Jenkins (@nothlit) July 13, 2017

Littleton, too.

Check out this flash #flooding just outside of Boston, MA in Littleton. I'm here for the week with @Erica_Collura for a workshop. pic.twitter.com/Nv0NnjNIUa

— Brandon Orr (@BrandonOrrWx) July 13, 2017

Water also cascaded into the Harvard MBTA stop, apparently forcing some commuters to slosh through puddles in bare feet.

Flooding in Harvard Station.@MBTA @universalhub pic.twitter.com/GleZJWD4cN

— Jam Murphy (@Jamobey) July 13, 2017

@MBTA at its best again today! 10 min of rain and the Harvard square station gets flooded #Boston pic.twitter.com/eHsZtxcTgl

— Fabrice Jaffré (@FabriceJaffre) July 12, 2017

At least some people had some fun with the situation. In Somerville, people went body-surfing and tubing in the deluge.

Instead of staying inside during the storm, these guys in Somerville decided to practice their surfing skills! #7news pic.twitter.com/rRRlagoOUk

— Amaka Ubaka (@AmakaUbakaTV) July 13, 2017

The neighbors got their floaties out and are tubing down our flooded street in Somerville. @universalhub pic.twitter.com/feYzHVRZVO

— Lynne Powers (@ls_powers) July 12, 2017

Source URL: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2017/07/13/boston-flooding/