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Crisfield Beach Reopens After Superstorm Sandy

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CRISFIELD, Md.- Despite the scars left by Superstorm Sandy, the Crisfield Beach is back.

"It's where we come to enjoy the afternoon," said Carolyn Marquis, of Crisfield. "It's something we can all take pride in. It makes all of us feel like there's something worth saving."

Marquis said seven months ago, the sandy treasure was taken away.

"It really hurts a lot because the one place we can gather as a community was gone."

City officials said damages topped $12,000.

"Tell me about the damages that happened? Well, all of the sand was gone a lot of these, all of these boards that are different colors, those were all gone," said Marquis.

Superstorm Sandy swept through Crisfield leaving thousands of dollars worth of damages.

That's when city officials, business owners and residents teamed up together to bring this beach back.

"We started cleaning the beach one day, and the next thing you know people started showing up with rakes, then a landscaping company showed up," said Marquis. She added, "The next thing you know we've got all kinds of people wanting to help."

With private donations and city funding, the beach restoration project was on a roll.
Sunbathers can bask on the shores just like they did seven months ago.

"We've come a long way since the storm," said Wayne Swift, of Crisfield.

Swift said this beach means a lot to his severely damaged neighborhood.

"We make best of what we have and this is best we have right now," said Swift.

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