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Salisbury Recovers from the Severe Flooding Over the Weekend

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SALISBURY, Md.- Flooding over the weekend has left many in Salisbury displaced from their homes.

The City of Salisbury continues to get hit by severe flooding especially in specific spots like Canal Woods and an on Route 13 near Priscilla Street.

Caitlin Wright of Salisbury was forced out of her apartment at Canal Woods.

"We thought it was going to be you know a great place for us to settle down and me finish my degree and then a month later it's trashed and we have to find somewhere else for us to live," Wright said. 

Wright said she lost nearly all of her belongings after water reached levels up to her knee.

But, Canal Woods wasn't the only area in Salisbury hit hard by flooding this weekend.

The intersection of Route 13 and Priscilla Streets also gets flooded with water every time it rains.

Mike and Mary Cox, who live on Middle Neck Lane, have been affected by the flooding on nearby Route 13 three times now. At this point, they said, they're moving out for good.

"It's terrible," Mike said. "We've got a mini-wildlife refuge here and I liked that, that's what I wanted, but now I can't have it."

There are several drainage pipes associated with the flooding in that area. One pipe is owned by the city and the other is owned by Wicomico County.

The county said its pipes are fine and it's the city's Northwood Drive pipe and railroad pipe that are the issues.

However, Salisbury Mayor said, "All of the partners who have property most of them have expanded their outfall pipes but theirs is still a pinch point and the city doesn't own it and we're encouraging those property owners to expand it."

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