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Flood Waters Displace Four Salisbury Families

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SALISBURY, Md. Dark brown, murky storm water moved in fast, Friday afternoon, soaking four homes on Delaware Avenue in Salisbury.

Families, including children, were out on the street Sunday afternoon.

"My thing is where are we going to go," said Shari Hall, of Salisbury, who said she and her grandchildren were forced out of their home because of rising storm water.

"Literally, it's at our porch door level," said neighbor Brenda Woolford, of Salisbury. "It is about to three feet high, because it's about two feet into our yards."

They were trapped inside, until help finally came along.

"We were rescued probably about six or seven, Friday evening, in boats," said Hall.

Hall said the Red Cross paid for the families to stay at Motel 6, in Salisbury, for two nights. But as of Sunday morning, Hall and her neighbors were scrambling for a place to live. The neighbors were upset because they said this wasn't the first time.

"We get every bit of water in our yard each and every time it rains," said Woolford. "It's not about a flood. It's not about a storm. It's not about a tornado. This is just average rain, that we are taking the grunt of being flooded out."

Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton got wind of our story, and gave WBOC a call. Turns out, the drainage system in the area was clogged.

Ireton said this water is coming from nearby rivers. So, the Red Cross will pay for the families to stay at another hotel until they can move back in.

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