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Housing Sought For Displaced Md. Residents

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CRISFIELD, Md. (AP) — Federal and local authorities on Maryland’s Eastern Shore are working to find housing for more than 275 Crisfield residents displaced by last week’s storm.

Officials say 136 units at Somers Cove Apartments, a public housing community, were flooded.

Federal housing authorities say they’re working with local and state leaders to find similar housing for the 278 people who were displaced.

A community center is offering a temporary shelter of cots, food and water, though a countywide shelter at a Princess Anne high school has closed.

Ed McDonough, a spokesman for the state emergency management agency, tells The Daily Times of Salisbury that no single town suffered as much damage as Crisfield. He says he expects Somerset County, where Crisfield is located, to receive a federal disaster declaration.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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