Crisfield Weighs Public Housing Move - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Crisfield Weighs Public Housing Move

Posted: Updated:
Somers Cove Apartments (Photo: WBOC) Somers Cove Apartments (Photo: WBOC)

CRISFIELD, Md.- Somers Cove Apartments, under the Housing Authority of Crisfield, will soon undergo a new study. After millions of dollars in relief aid could not completely repair damage from Superstorm Sandy, Somerset County officials are exploring other options.

Situated in a low-lying, vulnerable flood area, the housing complex is considered high risk for future flooding. Somerset County Planning Director Gary Pusey, said one of the options being considered is relocating the housing complex, possibly to Princess Anne.

"Seventy-five thousand dollars is set aside for the study, which will explore several different options. It's a very vulnerable area to future flooding and there's a lot of people at risk in that area," he said, when referring to the present location of Somers Cove Apartments.

Randy Wilkins lives in Somers Cove and said he wouldn't be happy about moving. 

"I wouldn't like it. When you uproot somebody from a place they're use to living in people won't like that. Crisfield is our home," he said. 

Pusey said he anticipates the study will take several months and be completed by July. He said the study will then be forwarded for review by the county and other entities to consider the best possible solution. 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Easton Man Charged With Setting Fire to Own Car

    Easton Man Charged With Arson To Own Car

    Jul 16, 2018 3:06 PM2018-07-16 19:06:00 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:22:51 GMT
    An Easton man has been arrested for intentionally setting fire to his 2011 Chevy Malibu.More
    An Easton, Maryland, man has been arrested for intentionally setting fire to his 2011 Chevy Malibu, authorities said.More
  • Updated: Teen Charged in Milford Crash That Injured 6

    Milford Crash Shuts Down Route One, Causes Critical Injuries

    Jul 15, 2018 9:08 PM2018-07-16 01:08:00 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 2:11 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:11:15 GMT
    A 16-year-old girl is facing traffic charges in connection with a Sunday evening crash in Milford, Delaware, that injured six people and shut down both directions of Route 1 for several hours.More
    A 16-year-old girl is facing traffic charges in connection with a Sunday evening crash in Milford, Delaware, that injured six people and shut down both directions of Route 1 for several hours. More
  • Delaware Prison Building to be Demolished After Deadly Inmate Uprising

    Del. DOC to Demolish Building Where 2017 Hostage Event Occurred

    Jul 16, 2018 9:58 AM2018-07-16 13:58:00 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-07-16 15:48:30 GMT
    The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna. (WBOC/Chopper 16)The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna. (WBOC/Chopper 16)
    The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna. (WBOC/Chopper 16)The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna. (WBOC/Chopper 16)
    The Delaware Department of Correction on Monday announced plans to demolish the building at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, known as C Building, which was the site of the Feb. 1-2, 2017 inmate uprising that led to the death of Lt. Steven Floyd.More
    The Delaware Department of Correction on Monday announced plans to demolish the building at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, known as C Building, which was the site of the Feb. 1-2, 2017 inmate uprising that led to the death of Lt. Steven Floyd.More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Updated: Teen Charged in Milford Crash That Injured 6

    Milford Crash Shuts Down Route One, Causes Critical Injuries

    Jul 15, 2018 9:08 PM2018-07-16 01:08:00 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 2:11 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:11:15 GMT
    A 16-year-old girl is facing traffic charges in connection with a Sunday evening crash in Milford, Delaware, that injured six people and shut down both directions of Route 1 for several hours.More
    A 16-year-old girl is facing traffic charges in connection with a Sunday evening crash in Milford, Delaware, that injured six people and shut down both directions of Route 1 for several hours. More
  • Maryland Man Killed in Millsboro Crash

    Maryland Man Killed in Millsboro Crash

    Jul 15, 2018 8:33 PM2018-07-16 00:33:00 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-07-16 00:33:01 GMT
    MILLSBORO, Del.- A Maryland man is dead after a crash in Millsboro Saturday afternoon. According to the Delaware State Police, around 1:15 p.m., a 48-year-old Laurel woman was driving south on Route 24 near Nine Foot Road with the intention of turning lefMore
    MILLSBORO, Del.- A Maryland man is dead after a crash in Millsboro Saturday afternoon. According to the Delaware State Police, around 1:15 p.m., a 48-year-old Laurel woman was driving south on Route 24 near Nine Foot Road with the intention of turning lefMore
  • Traffic Alert Issued Ahead of Fallen Trooper's Funeral in Lewes on Monday

    Traffic Alert Issued Ahead of Fallen Trooper's Funeral in Lewes on Monday

    Jul 15, 2018 10:25 PM2018-07-16 02:25:00 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-07-16 02:31:56 GMT
    LEWES, Del.- The Delaware Department of Transportation is warning drivers in the Lewes area to expect delays and road closures as a fallen Delaware State Trooper is laid to rest Monday. DelDOT says parts of Route One, Route Nine, and the Five Points interMore
    LEWES, Del.- The Delaware Department of Transportation is warning drivers in the Lewes area to expect delays and road closures as a fallen Delaware State Trooper is laid to rest Monday. DelDOT says parts of Route One, Route Nine, and the Five Points interMore
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices