MARSHFIELD, Mass. — Police say the storm has punched out a section of the seawall in the coastal town of Marshfield.

Lt. Paul Taber says officials discovered the estimated 40-50 foot breach Tuesday on Bay Avenue in the Green Harbor section of town. He says one house that was unoccupied at the time sustained major damage. No injuries were reported.

Taber said utilities have been shut off to the immediate neighborhood as a result of the breach.

Coastal flooding from a powerful storm surge had been a major concern of state officials, but Massachusetts’ emergency management director Kurt Schwarz said the 4:30 a.m. high tide passed without any “catastrophic, life-threatening situations.”

He said state and local officials assisted in some voluntary evacuations in Marshfield, Hull and Scituate, but they were not considered rescues.