After a powerful storm ravaged coastal communities with severe flooding late last week, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that Massachusetts has “a lot of work to do” to protect seaside cities and towns from recurring floodwaters, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo expressed his own desire to begin chipping away at the problem.
And one can count Salem among the coastal communities significantly impacted - so much so that a postmortem evaluation prompted Mayor Kim Driscoll to say more needs to be done, too.
In the storm’s aftermath, photographs reveal Salem seawalls along Collins Cove, Salem Willows and Forest River Park sustained quite the damage. They will require costly repairs and/or reconstruction, wrote Driscoll in a Facebook post on Saturday.
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