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Wilmington Lifts Evacuation Order for 3,000


WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Wilmington Mayor James Baker is lifting an evacuation order for a southeast section of the city after Hurricane Sandy, though a state of emergency remains in effect.

The mayor lifted the mandatory evacuation order Tuesday afternoon and said Wilmington police would assist residents returning to their homes. There are still some areas of standing water in the Southbridge neighborhood.

The city's Department of Parks and Recreation was scheduled to provide transportation for evacuees who were staying at a Red Cross shelter.

The city ordered about 3,000 residents on Saturday to evacuate the area by Sunday evening.

Wilmington's city government offices will return to normal operation Wednesday. Trash collection will resume its normal schedule Thursday and Friday.

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