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Md. evacuates about 60; dozens remain in Crisfield

Monday - 10/29/2012, 10:49pm  ET

CRISFIELD, Md. - Gov. Martin O'Malley says about 50 to 60 people have been evacuated from a development in Crisfield after a tidal surge flooded homes on the first floor.

O'Malley said Monday night at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency that about 75 to 100 people are staying on the second floor of homes at Somers Cove in Somerset County. O'Malley says the people who remained will be checked up on in the morning to see if they need assistance.

The governor says water levels were such that some of the Humvees were starting to get stranded, given the depth of water.

The people who were evacuated were brought to a shelter at Washington High School.


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