Local updates by town and time:
Hancock at 2:15 p.m.:
Fire Department Chief David Rash said one end of Whitman Road is closed because a culvert is washed out. Other than that, it's all quiet. No power outages, flooding, or evacuations.
Williamstown at 3:45 and 4 p.m.:
Water rescue taking place at Spruces. At least three tenants did not heed initial request to leave the property and are being rescued as of 4 p.m.
"The Spruces is really under water now," Town Clerk Mary Kennedy said. "It's 4 and a half feet deep with water." There are 200 mobile homes in the park.
Water from the Hoosic came over the berm at the back of the Spruces property and caused the severe flooding. Gas and electricity to the Spruces has been shut off.
There have been no power outages in town. Twenty-seven people were in the emergency shelter at Williamstown Elementary School.
Savoy at 3 p.m.:
According to Assistant Fire Chief P.J. Minor, MassHighway dealt with a mudslide at the Charlemont line earlier in the day. An unidentified driver had to be rescued from his vehicle after the mudslide immobilized his car. He was taken to North Adams Regional Hospital.
Closed roads: Griffin Hill, Black Brook and Jackson roads. There is standing water marked off with safety cones on most other roads.
A car hydroplaned and went off route 116 just before noon in the area of Harrington Road. The unidentified person was uninjured, but the car was nearly submerged in water as it landed in a nearby swollen stream. The car remained in the stream for much of the afternoon while a tow truck was sought.
North Adams at 3 p.m.:
The city called the National Guard only for assistance in deep-water evacuations and medical calls. Two trucks with four men were requested around 1 p.m., but they had not arrived in the city by 3 p.m. The vehicles were on the way from Springfield, according to Police Director Michael Cozzaglio.
However, he added, "It's unknown whether they can physically make it up here."
The National Guard was being called only to assist in situations where the city didn't have the proper equipment to deal with the water level, he said. "It's just to help with evacuations and when we're going into deep water. If the water's three to four feet deep, a regular vehicle's not going to make it."
Florida at 3:30 p.m.:
According to Fire Chief Michael Bedini the town did not experience any power outages.
Route 2 is closed in North Adams, Florida, Savoy and Charlemont. In Florida it's due to mudslides.
Several roads were closed, including River Road on the banks of the Deerfield River where 20 people were evacuated from homes due to the rising water level.
In addition to the rainfall, the Bear Swamp damn upriver from these homes was releasing to maintain the water level behind the dam. The evacuees were brought to the Florida Senior Center.
Adams at 4:30 p.m.
According to Town Administrator Jonathan Butler, the town is closely monitoring the flood chutes, where water gone down at the Lime Street, Hoosac Street and Cook Street bridges.
The Town continues to encourage people to stay off the streets and allow emergency personnel to have primary access.
The only current street closings are the following: East Road from Lime Street to North Adams and East Hoosac Street from Richmond Lane up to East Road. All previously closed roads are reopened.
The town water supply is clean and safe. Some shut downs occurred earlier in the day for a few homes due to nearby damage. The system is in good condition right now.
The Adams Fire Department has pumped 35 basements and is still working diligently.
No major injuries have been reported that are attributed to the storm in Adams.
Residents are also encouraged to contact the Police Department at 743-1212 if they have any serious concerns.