A powerful storm combination that socked the Mid-Atlantic from the mountains to the ocean cleared out Wednesday as blue skies replaced drenching rains, mass transit systems resumed full operations and power came back on for thousands of state residents.
Death blew in on the superstorm’s wild winds and sea water torrents, claiming 90-year-olds and children with capriciously toppling trees, taking tall-ship adventurers in mountainous Atlantic waves and average folks just trying to deal with a freakish snowstorm. It felled both heroes rushing into harm’s way and, ironically, people simply following advice to play it safe at home.
While many in Salisbury weathered superstorm Sandy with minimal damage, flooding from the Wicomico River has damaged some downtown businesses.
Superstorm Sandy battered Ocean City but didn’t destroy the town.
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.
Marylanders are dealing with flooding across the state. Annapolis is dealing with an unusual combination of natural forces, but the timing is not all that bad.
In Baltimore County’s low-lying areas like Watersedge and Millers Island, flooding is a major concern after superstorm Sandy.
Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.
The Washington area’s Metro subway and bus system will reopen at 2 p.m.
The National Weather Service says the Potomac River is likely to experience its worst floods in at least 16 years in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
People in Annapolis are watching the storm closely. It is the wind, not flooding, that crews have spent the days preparing for.
Hurricane Sandy is powering its way to the Mid-Atlantic region, and towns along Maryland’s shore ready for the worst.