CRISFIELD, Md. -- The city of Crisfield is still trying to pick up the pieces. It was the first stop on Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's tour to survey damage from the storm Wednesday. Followed by stops at Washington High School, and Ocean City.
"This is a 100 year storm we haven't seen this much water in 100 years in this town," Crisfield mayor P.J. Purnell tells us.
The City of Crisfield is trying to move forward after Sandy ripped off roofs, tore up the dock, and flooded streets and homes.
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley had this to day after visiting the city's damaged dock.
"What we are now going to have to do is make sure that we bring the human services together and whatever dollars the federal government makes available along with the state to get people back into their homes as quickly as possible. If they can't get back in their homes to make sure that they have the support they need until they can get on their feet," he says.
He's hoping to give residents like Kisha Jones the lifeline they need. Jones returned from a shelter only to come home to damages she can't fix on her own.
"They talk about New Jersey they talk about New York what about Maryland, what about us we're a disaster here we need help," she tells us.
WMDT spoke with Delmarva Power, who hope to have it up and running in the city either Wednesday or Thursday. However for areas still flooded it could be days, since crews can't begin work until the water recedes.
The mayor tells WMDT cleanup could take at least a month. The city is receiving assistance from the Maryland State Police as well as the Maryland National Guard.
We're told 550 people were evacuated and luckily no injuries or deaths have been reported.