New Bedford, MA (Padanaram Ave)

Bristol County

Impacts Reported


Street/Road: Unspecified

Specific Impacts:

  • Impacted, but passable

Comments: Wave driven debris in road

Marinas and Harbors

Street: Padanaram Avenue

Specific Impacts:

  • Water flow around or under buildings
  • Damaged stairs/decks

Comments: Wind driven waves overtopping and undermining seawalls and coastal banks. Patio, stairs, pile supported pier, yards heavily damaged. Resident of 30+ years claimed she has never seen the water ever come over her wall. Her patio is destroyed.

Hazardous Materials

State: Accessible

Coastal Structures

Specific Impacts:

  • Splashover
  • Damaged stairs/walkovers
  • Undermined bulkheads/seawalls

Comments: Outdated seawalls damaged. Both public and private land heavily impacted

Natural Resources

Specific Impacts:

  • Eroded beach
  • Eroded bank/bluff

Comments: Coastal bank heavily eroded, I will assess what is left of new emerging salt marsh tomorrow to capture damage.

Current Response


  • Road clearing
  • Other

Specific response: Restricting public access by emergency personnel

12/18/2023 | 11:59 am

Tidal Overview

0 hours 49 minutes before high tide

Data from New Bedford Harbor, Marine Terminal (1.2 miles away)

Water Level (at time of report): 11:59 am, 4.9'

High Tide (Predicted): 12:10 pm, 3.6'

High Tide (Observed): 12:48 pm, 5.1'

Observed Predicted water level Report time

Weather Overview

Wind Speed: 38 MPH

Wind Direction: SSE (150°)

Temperature: 56℉

Rainfall (Calendar Day): 0.11"

Rainfall (Past 24 Hours): 0.95"

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