Assessment Teams Survey Damage From North Shore Floods

State teams are assessing flood damage on the North Shore Wednesday after torrential rains struck the area on Tuesday.

According to the National Weather Service, Swampscott received almost 6 inches of rain, closing down roads and swamping dozens of homes. There were no reports of injuries.

In Swampscott, damages are estimated at around $1 million, in part because the storm hit at high tide.

Peabody and Swampscott schools were open Wednesday, but there were still some local road closures.

Peabody officials say they may look for state aid to help prevent future floods.

This program aired on October 5, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.