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Flood Waters Lingering in Crisfield

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Standing water on a Crisfield street on Monday.  (Photo: Bill Mich) Standing water on a Crisfield street on Monday. (Photo: Bill Mich)

CRISFIELD, Md.- On Monday in Crisfield, there was enough standing water on various city road ways to play a part in the Somerset County School District's decision to cancel school for the day.

A drive into downtown Crisfield and you come across a sign that reads "Flood Area."  Beyond that yellow sign, there are still plenty of Crisfield streets fully or partially submerged, causing a headache for some drivers. Nick Gerald, who was staying off the roads and working on the family boat in his driveway, said he was glad to see some of the standing water beginning to recede after the wet weekend.

"Pretty bad. Pretty much floods all the time when it rains around here," Gerald said. "It's difficult for vehicles traveling around, especially Cove Street and this area, because it's right here on the water."

A few blocks away at the Smith Island Baking Company, the company's founder and president Brian Murphy told WBOC he took no chances with this storm. Murphy said after seeing what happened during Hurricane Sandy, he and his staff put down plenty of sandbags around the building preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.

"We're very thankful. It's a nuisance that we're very excited to deal with because I was here for Sandy and we had, you can look at the floor, 7 to 8 inches in this building.  So, this is a nuisance but we're whistling at work today," said Murphy.

Crisfield was able to escape with just some coastal flooding and the Crisfield Police Department also reported a light weekend.  Officials from the police department say they had just a handful of storm-related calls for service during the storm.

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