In Fall River And Clinton, Hopes Sink As Waters Rise

Terry Barlow’s family has owned a white two-story cottage overlooking South Watuppa Pond for more than a century, but yesterday the place looked more like a houseboat than a waterfront home.Days of drenching rain caused the pond to overflow its banks and surround her house and a neighboring one. Wind-swept waves lapped at Barlow’s home, and she had to put long wooden planks down so she could walk from her back door to her soggy lawn.