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Despite Severe Weather, Little Damage Left Behind on Delmarva

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Floodwaters quickly receded in Cambridge after sunrise on Thursday morning (Photo:WBOC) Floodwaters quickly receded in Cambridge after sunrise on Thursday morning (Photo:WBOC)

CAMBRIDGE, Md.-  As the sun rose Thursday morning in Dorchester County, the flooding slowly receded.  Those floodwaters were the most visible mark of Wednesday night's storm for many living along Delmarva's shorelines.

Fallen trees were certainly a problem, including a tree in Salisbury that took down power lines.  In Queen Anne's County, a tree crashed through the roof of a home in Grasonville.

Steven Conn Jr. With South Dorchester Masonry didn't think he'd be at work Thursday morning repairing High Street in Cambridge after the previous night's storm.

"Oh man, across the field you could see all kinds of lighting.  And you couldn't tell the wind from the thunder, it was just rumbling all night long it seemed like," said Conn.

After all that, and watching the coverage of flooding on WBOC News This Morning, he didn't think he would be able to work.

"We had to get up early, come and check high street to make sure we could repair some of this brick work.  Yeah, it's turned out to be a good day so far," said Conn.

That's the surprising thing with this storm.  Little damage left behind on Delmarva from a storm responsible for several deaths farther south in Virginia.

"We dodged a bullet, we were blessed by the Lord because we didn't have many happenings related to the storm," said Dorchester County Council President Ricky Travers.  "We had a couple of trees come down and some wind issues, but the damage was very minimal, and we're very pleased to say we're moving on today without any problems."

With the water now receded, life goes back to normal for many on Delmarva.

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