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Housing Sought for Displaced Crisfield Residents

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Officials said 136 units at Somers Cove Apartments, a public housing community, were flooded. Officials said 136 units at Somers Cove Apartments, a public housing community, were flooded.

CRISFIELD, Md. (AP/WBOC)- Federal and local authorities on Maryland's Eastern Shore are working to find housing for more than 275 Crisfield residents displaced by last week's storm.
 
Officials said 136 units at Somers Cove Apartments, a public housing community, were flooded.
 
Federal housing authorities said they are working with local and state leaders to find similar housing for the 278 people who were displaced.
 
A community center is offering a temporary shelter of cots, food and water, though a countywide shelter at Washington High School in Princess Anne has closed.
 
Ed McDonough, a spokesman for the state emergency management agency, said that no single town suffered as much damage as Crisfield. He said he expects Somerset County, where Crisfield is located, to receive a federal disaster declaration.

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