New England flooding drowns homes and dreams

Waves pound the coast along Wells Beach, breaking over the seawall as a car passes by during a severe storm in Wells, Maine, on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)

March 31, 2010 2:05:11 PM PDT
Flooding on a scale rarely seen in New England forced hundreds of people from their homes and businesses Wednesday, overwhelmed sewage systems and isolated communities as it washed out bridges and rippled across thoroughfares from Maine to Connecticut.