Crisfield Residents Still Wait for Federal Aid After Sandy

Nov 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy
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It’s been a month since Hurricane Sandy and hundreds of residents in Crisfield are still waiting for federal assistance to deal with the damage left behind by the superstorm.

Many like Teresa Shallcross had their homes destroyed as waters lapped up from the Chesapeake Bay.

She told the Salisbury Daily Times that her home of 20 years is now uninhabitable because the furnace is slowly falling through her water-damaged floor.

Last week the Federal emergency Management Agency declared Somerset County and 17 other Maryland jurisdictions are eligible for federal money to help restore the public infrastructure damaged by the storm.

But FEMA spokesman told the paper that he did not know when or if the Obama administration would expand the disaster declaration to cover individual damages.