Massachusetts hit by third nor'easter in 11 days, Bostonians seem unfazed

PHOTO: A worker uses a snowblower on Clarendon St. as the third noreaster hits the area in less than two weeks, March 13, 2018, in Boston. PlayScott Eisen/Getty Images
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As a third nor’easter in 11 days slams New England, it's especially devastating for Massachusetts. The state has born the brunt of all three storms, with massive flooding, power outages and strong winds, each storm hitting before the area can fully recover from the previous one.

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But residents interviewed by ABC News today were taking the snow in stride.

One Bostonian, Bruce Taymore, told ABC News the brutal snowstorm was "normal New England weather."

"This is New England, this is what we put up with," he said. "We're strong people and we take it."

"I'm a skier, so I'm used to this," Taymore added.

Today's nor'easter is bringing...
-- Blizzard conditions
-- 6 inches of snow, so far, just northwest of Boston
-- Winds of 47 mph in Boston and nearly 70 mph in Nantucket and on Cape Cod
-- Coastal flooding in Scituate and Revere

So. Much. Snow.

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Less than one week ago, a nor'easter on March 7 hit with:
-- Snow totals of more than 1 foot to the west of Boston
-- Coastal flooding
-- More than 300,000 customers without power

PHOTO: A lineman works to restore power amid limbs sagging with heavy wet snow after a snowstorm, March 8, 2018, in Northborough, Mass. Bill Sikes/AP
A lineman works to restore power amid limbs sagging with heavy wet snow after a snowstorm, March 8, 2018, in Northborough, Mass.

PHOTO: Kevin Crowley, of Weyland, Mass., works to remove damaged tree branches from a driveway, March 8, 2018, in Sherborn, Mass. Steven Senne/AP
Kevin Crowley, of Weyland, Mass., works to remove damaged tree branches from a driveway, March 8, 2018, in Sherborn, Mass.

The first storm, on March 2, included:
-- One fatality when a tree fell on an occupied car
-- Wind gusts over 90 mph in four spots in the state, including 93 mph in Barnstable
-- 80 mph wind gusts and flooding in Scituate -- 70 mph winds in Boston -- Two inches of rain
-- More than 300,000 customers who lost power
-- Boston's third highest tide on record at 14.67 feet

A car along Sea Street, is under several feet of water during the storm, Friday, March 2, 2018 in Quincy, Mass.AP
A car along Sea Street, is under several feet of water during the storm, Friday, March 2, 2018 in Quincy, Mass.

PHOTO: People stand at the entrance to a pizza shop as water floods a street, in Scituate, Mass., March 2, 2018.Steven Senne/AP
People stand at the entrance to a pizza shop as water floods a street, in Scituate, Mass., March 2, 2018.

PHOTO: Waves crash against a seawall near the Scituate Lighthouse, March 2, 2018, in Scituate, Mass.Steven Senne/AP
Waves crash against a seawall near the Scituate Lighthouse, March 2, 2018, in Scituate, Mass.

PHOTO: Severe flooding is pictured on a street in Boston, Mass., March 2, 2018. aj_mufasa/Instagram
Severe flooding is pictured on a street in Boston, Mass., March 2, 2018.

PHOTO: A flooded out road is pictured as a large coastal storm bears down on the region, March 2, 2018, in Scituate, Mass.Scott Eisen/Getty Images
A flooded out road is pictured as a large coastal storm bears down on the region, March 2, 2018, in Scituate, Mass.

But despite all that, Bostonians who spoke to ABC News said they were accustomed to the weather.

"It's not that bad," said Brianna Gallagher, as the snow coated her New England Patriots hat.

"I love it," she said, despite the fact that it's the third nor'easter.

"I ski," she said. "That's probably why this doesn't really affect me."

Gallagher said she might walk home from work, but added that she'd stay the night closer to work if the snow pileup became too much.

PHOTO: A man crosses a street with his dog against heavy winds and blowing snow as a winter storm bears down, March 13, 2018, in Boston.Scott Eisen/Getty Images
A man crosses a street with his dog against heavy winds and blowing snow as a winter storm bears down, March 13, 2018, in Boston.

Kristen Salvaggio, a lifelong resident of the city, told ABC News she thinks the snow is "beautiful."

She was still walking to work today, even as the snow was blowing sideways.

Salvaggio said she was expecting the wind to be worse, but that she'll walk home even if the wind reaches 60 mph.

Although it's the third nor'easter in days, John McDonald was upbeat.

"I like the snow, this is New England," he said. "I just don't want to see anybody get hurt."

PHOTO: Albert Rodriguez shovels a sidewalk in Haverhill, Mass., March 8, 2018. Charles Krupa/AP
Albert Rodriguez shovels a sidewalk in Haverhill, Mass., March 8, 2018.

PHOTO: A car drives through flood waters in Wintrhrop, Mass., March 3, 2018, a day after a noreaster pounded the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force winds and sideways rain and snow. Michael Dwyer/AP
A car drives through flood waters in Wintrhrop, Mass., March 3, 2018, a day after a nor'easter pounded the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force winds and sideways rain and snow.

Taymore admitted that warmer spring weather will be welcome, too.

"I'm also a boater, so when spring comes, we want it," he said. "Just wait a minute, it'll be beautiful in a couple of days."

ABC News' Adrienne Bankert and Brian Hartman contributed to this report.

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