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City Of Massachusetts Residents Evacuates Due To Flooding; City At Risk Of Dam Failure

City Of Massachusetts Residents Evacuates Due To Flooding; City At Risk Of Dam Failure|Yahoo News

Northern Massachusetts was hit with treacherous flooding after a storm brought thunderstorms and strong wind gusts.

City Of Massachusetts Residents Evacuates Due To Flooding; City At Risk Of Dam Failure| BBC

Residents near a dam in Leominster a city in Massachusetts were evacuated and sheltered at a nearby middle school.

The evacuation was due to concerns about the dam holding up against the flood water in the said city in Massachusetts.

The National Weather Service reported 9.5 inches of rainfall in the said city in Massachusetts and issued a flood warning for areas around the Nashua River.

Several roads in the said city in Massachusetts were submerged in up to four feet of water, leading to evacuation orders at a mobile home park. The heavy rain overwhelmed the drainage system and caused flash flooding in other areas as well.

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The mayor of the Leominster, city in Massachusetts, declared a state of emergency and urged people to stay indoors.

CNN reports that during the recent flooding in North Attleborough, no civilians have been reported injured. However, a firefighter sustained injuries overnight but is now in a stable condition.

Leominster, a city in Massachusetts, experienced a heavy rainfall that within a span of six to seven hours, the city received approximately 11 inches of rain, according to Mayor Dean Mazzarella, CNN added.

The mayor spoke to Gov. Maura Healey and Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll on Monday and received assurance that the state would support the affected city in Massachusetts.

READ MORE|Flooding evacuates residents in northern Massachusetts; waters recede showing damage

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