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Crisfield Deals With More Flooding While Recovering From Sandy

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CRISFIELD, Md.- People in Somerset County are still recovering after Hurricane Sandy, so Wednesday's heavy rains and strong winds were not much help.

James Lane was forced out of his house by Sandy in October.

"It is a constant reminder of the experience we had from Hurricane Sandy," Lane said.

It is an experience that Lane said he is still recovering from almost five months later.

"Every time you hear about a storm approaching, you don't know if whether you're going to have to deal with the tidal surge or the wind speeds that can very well destroy your home," he said.

Lane said it is a home that he has been trying to rebuild since the storm came through. However, Wednesday's downpour halted the work as his street is completely flooded making it nearly impossible to drive through.

"We've had a depletion of the population," Lane said. "Most folks have just thrown up their hands and have said they can't take it anymore. We've had enough and their not prepared to deal with the climate change."

But some people like Carolyn Marquis have stuck around.

"I've learned not to take any weather reports for granted and to actually over prepare rather than under prepare," Marquis said.

Her restaurant was damaged by the hurricane, especially because it sits very close to the water. So the pounding rain only added to her worries.

"The wind and the rain and the salt water it's becoming more and more challenging. As each year passes on whether I'll even have enough customers to justify it," Marquis said about her restaurant and its close proximity to the view of the water.

The county's emergency services said it would it would be on standby if people need to evacuate or are seeking shelter.

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