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Clean Up Underway on Chincoteague

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Lingering flood waters and downed trees on Chincoteague (Photo: WBOC) Lingering flood waters and downed trees on Chincoteague (Photo: WBOC)

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. - Some of Chincoteague's most southern neighborhoods took the brunt of last weekend's winter storm.  Neighbors were out on Tuesday cleaning up the mess around their homes while waiting for the rest of the standing flood waters to recede.

For Myrna and Bob Tar of Chincoteague, it was a tough day on Tuesday as they toured the damage of a rental property they own. Strong winds toppled numerous trees onto the property. The Tars were accompanied by an insurance adjuster who assessed the damage.

"We we knew it would be bad, but I just never visualized it would be this bad," said Myrna Tar. "And there were punctures in the roof, a tree limb fell down, trees fell down. In the back, it crushed the shed and other parts."

For other neighbors, those whipping winds created a frightening night over the weekend.

"Well it woke me up in the middle of the night," said Eva Forwood of Chincoteague.  "It sounded like the roof was going to blow off our house."

While the Forwood's roof is intact, the flood water were not kind to the vehicles they had parked in their driveway.

"I looked out and seen all the water and it was kind of late to move all of the cars.  But I did move them to a higher ground but it was too late," Sterling Forwood told WBOC on Tuesday.

Trees were uprooted, siding, shingles, and skirting were ripped off of homes and flood water leaked into many people's houses.  Ed Guinn, also of Chincoteague, was one of many cleaning up Tuesday after the storm.

"We had a pipe come from the next street over and float into the yard.  Trees down.  My roof's shot.  Yeah, we got hit pretty good," said Guinn.

Just down the street from Guinn is Linda Rush, who had a small playhouse in her yard that Rush said had floated away and she has no idea where it is. Rush said the winds almost took even more of her belongings outside.

"The winds were really high.  We could hear it taking stuff off the deck.  It flipped the grill upside down, it took the swing," said Rush.

Many people in Chincoteague's southern neighborhoods told WBOC on Tuesday they had never seen flooding like this before.

"This one was the worst.  This is the worst I've seen here," Guinn said.  "I've been through three or four of them and this is the worst.  Sandy wasn't quite this bad."

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