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Crisfield's Flooding is the 'Way of Life'

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CRISFIELD, Md. - Heavy rains may hit Delmarva due to Hurricane Michael but the people of Crisfield aren't that worried. 

Beverly Pruitt, who lives off Whitehaven Avenue, said the flooding has been bad this year. 

"Flooding is the Crisfield way of life; it's been like that ever since I've been here and I'm seventy years old," Pruitt said. 

Former mayor Kim Lawson said flooding is a normal part of life for those who live in town. 

"I think the people are very much aware and pay attention to potential damage," Lawson said. "I don't think as a sea community we ever lose sight of the dangers of things that can come from the water." 

Malcolm Speight took precautionary measures to tie down his boat ahead of the storm. He said even during high tide, the water level is unreal and he fears his boat will end up on the shore. 

"You have so much play in the lines, you have to let the lines out or they will snap," Speight said. "They can only take so much stress." 

Speight said most of the docks and roads disappear rather quickly. 

"Flooding is Crisfield, everybody is ready for it all the time," Speight said. 

As with any storm - some people will stay and some will go but as for these folks, they will stay put. 

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