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3 Inches of Rain, 30 MPH Wind Doesn't Cause Any Major Problems

Three days of rain and gusty winds did not cause any major problems with flooding or downed trees, according to public works crews in both Hamilton and Wenham.

3 Inches of Rain, 30 MPH Wind Doesn't Cause Any Major Problems

Three days of gusty winds and heavy rain did not caused any major problems in Hamilton and Wenham.

That’s according to Departments of Public Works in both towns, who said unclogging storm drains and picking up fallen branches was about the extent of the storm impact.

Between Saturday and Monday, 3.22 inches of rain fell at Beverly Airport, the closest official weather observation station to Hamilton and Wenham. A small portion of the airport is in Wenham.

Wind gusts over 20 miles per hour were recorded each day, too, according to National Weather Service data. The peak gust was 26 mph on Saturday, 24 mph on Sunday and 33 mph on Monday.

“The DPW crew went street by street picking up some small debris, branches and sticks, but that was about it,” said Debi Morong, administrative assistant for the and Water Departments.

In Hamilton, John Tomasz said crews there dealt with clogged catch basins and a few branches down.

Crews from the state Department of Transportation were also working in the rain on Monday, clearing storm drains along Route 1A.

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