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Faulty Pipes Lead to Rising Storm Water, Neighbors Want it Fixed

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SALISBURY, Md.- Pumps have helped to dry much of Delaware Avenue in Salisbury. But some standing water was left behind.

Brenda Woolford, of Salisbury, gave WBOC a closer look at her home to show us how bad things could really get during a heavy storm.

"It's smell," said Woolford, as she show us "about two feet" of standing water underneath her home. "Do you smell the smell? That's the smell we get after all of this. It's just ridiculous."

Families, including children, in the neighborhood were out on the streets, with nowhere to go Sunday morning, after heavy rain forced them out.

"As you can see the level of where the pole marker is, that's how high the water has reached in our yards," said Woolford, as she pointed out how high the storm water rose. Woolford and her neighbors are fed up.

"Nobody should have to live like this, come on," said Shari Hall, of Salisbury. She added, "something has to be done about this seriously."

Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton told WBOC, the city is aware of the issue and working to fix it.

"Basically you got a pipe that is this big and it needs to be about this big and that's the pipe that is going in there," said Ireton.

Ireton said the city is getting about 1.2 million dollars from the budget to fix the pipes.

"What we've done today is we have dammed it up, so that we can get the water level, where the pipe is that is broken, to come down," said Ireton.

Neighbors say they will continue to speak out, until their street does not get washed out.

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