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Provincetown Flooded from Powerful Winter Storm

Provincetown Flooded from Powerful Winter Storm

Provincetown flooded
Alex Dropo

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

As of 11 a.m. EST on December 23, 2022, parts of Provincetown are being inundated by the already high tide waters due to global warming pushed higher by a winter storm "bomb cyclone" named Elliot.

Images and video captured by well-known DJ performing artist, Alex Dropo, and other town residents demonstrate the power of the storm and the city's overall vulnerability to these rising tides. Both East and West ends of town were said to be inundated by the approaching high tide with crashing waves on the bay side, as well as water turning parts of Commercial Street into a wading river taking over low-lying homes and basements.

High tide was reached at 10:35 a.m. EST on December 23, 2022, so many residents are hoping that the worst of the flooding has passed. Early indications are that Fanizzi's restaurant, which is one of the few in town open all year and among a favorite of locals and visitors, sustained significant damage and fund raising efforts have already begun for owner Paul Fanizzi and his terrific crew. There are additional unconfirmed reports of a number of residents sustaining significant damage and left homeless as Christmas begins. The Crown & Anchor's Jonathan Hawkins, among other Provincetown businesses, announced a portion of proceeds from this weekend's holiday sales will go to help those impacted.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Powerful high tide waves begin to break apart a Provincetown deck.Alex Dropo

Famed Fanizzi's Restaurant looks to be partially destroyed .Gregg Russo

The Corner of Bradford and Howland in Provincetown 12/23/22Provincetown Banner, Facebook

The iconic East End Market also sustained significant flooding forcing the owners to giveaway perishable items on tables outside.

From Bradford Street, the flooding around the East End Market tells a sad story of destruction.Peter Falconer, Facebook

As tide retreated, the damage was significant to Fanizzi's Restaurant and barDaniel Fasman, Facebook

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