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Dames Quarter Residents Trying to Rebuild In Sandy's Aftermath

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DAMES QUARTER, Md. - Reba Smith says "I'm worried about my granddaughter, she doesn't have a bed, her bed is destroyed, her bedroom is destroyed..."   

That's because the high flooding and strong winds from Superstorm Sandy has soaked the floor, knocked out a window and ripped a hole in the wall of Reba and Leonard Smith's 7 year-old granddaughter's bedroom.

While Sandy might've blown through the shore a little more than a week ago, there are still a number of communities still affected by the superstorm.  Much of the flood water has subsided in Dames Quarters, a small section of Somerset County, Maryland, but at an average of just 3 feet above sea level, there are still streets nearly 2 feet under water.  And caskets at a local church have floated above ground as result of saturated land.

With more rain being forecasted, though most likely not nearly as much as with Sandy, residents of this water logged town aren't looking forward to more possible damage.  

"I don't have that kind of money to really build back up," said Leonard Smith.

Help may be on the way for people in this area.  We hear recovery crews are expected in Dames Quarter late in the week to help residents with piecing their homes, and lives, back together.

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