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Crisfield, Md. Flooding Called Worst Since 1985

2:09 PM, Oct 30, 2012   |    comments
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CRISFIELD, Md. (AP) - Maryland's southernmost town has been hit hard by superstorm Sandy. Residents of Crisfield on the Tangier Sound say they haven't seen flooding this bad since Hurricane Gloria in 1985.

At a cemetery on North Somerset Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, two caskets had been forced out of their graves, their sides visible above the grass. Cement slabs that had covered the graves were dislodged.

On Cove Street, water was covering lawns and splashing against the front steps of houses. One house had a rowboat tied up but floating in the yard.

Troops from the National Guard were evacuating people from Somers Cove Apartments, a community of subsidized housing. Harold "Doc" Sterling says he lost power, heat and telephone service, and an inch of water crept into his home at one point.

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