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Sussex Bay Communities Clean up After Hurricane Sandy

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OAK ORCHARD, Del. - Gov. Jack Markell arrived in Oak Orchard Friday to survey damage from Hurricane Sandy.

River Road is flooded near the Indian River Bay. Neighbors spent the day removing pieces of debris from yards, including large pieces of broken docks carried in by flood waters.

"It could've been a lot worse, so we're definitely thankful for that," said Francisca Castillo, who lives along the bay.

While many people had their eyes on the ocean coast, Sussex County's bay communities saw some of the worst flooding from the storm.

Homeowners said drainage problems lead to on-going flooding along River Road.

"We can't get out of here," said James Kandler. "We're stuck here. If you stay, we're stuck."

The governor's office said it was making telephone calls and taking steps to fix the drainage issues.

Meanwhile, the Delaware Department of Transportation said it hoped to reopen the Indian River Inlet Bridge by Sunday. The storm pushed several feet of sand onto the northern approaches of Route 1, making the road impassable to passenger traffic.

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