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Dorchester County Recovering Quickly After Storm

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DORCHESTER Co., Md. - In Dorchester County, we're told the damages were pretty widespread throughout.

WMDT's Jemie Lee was in Church Creek, just outside of Hoopers Island where flooding didn't seem to be the main problem. "Like a big explosion going off." That's what Michael Garvey heard Monday night as four trees in his yard came tumbling down. "They came down with some loud crashes when they hit those sheds," he said.

Despite the loss, he says they dodged a bullet with this storm. "Didn't really have any damage to the house, just to the out buildings. It flooded, a little bit higher than sometimes when you get a real strong nor'easter or you get something really strong coming up the bay, but nowhere near anything like it was with Isabel," he said.

Across the county, there are still reports of moderate flooding in some areas, and downed trees were widespread. But now in recovery mode, officials admit it looks like Dorchester will bounce back fairly quickly. "It was a cooperative effort from out community. We had a long list of private citizens that had volunteered boats. You know, that type of cooperation from the community is priceless," Dorchester County Sheriff James Phillips said.

Dorchester County schools were closed Wednesday because there are some roads that are not passable.
   

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