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Sen. Cardin Tours Crisfield, FEMA Aid Reaches $1.6 Million

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CRISFIELD, Md. - As Somerset County continues it's road to recovery from Sandy, Sen. Ben Cardin  (D-Md.) stops in to survey damage in the hardest hit areas.

"They've been out of their home now for months and its just heartbreaking," said Sen. Cardin.

The latest numbers show that 1,050 Somerset County residents are now registered for federal disaster assistance.

According to FEMA officials, $1.6 million has already been awarded. During his tour of Crisfield, Sen. Cardin tells WMDT that they are still fighting for even more aid.

"We want to make sure that there's enough available. That's why it's important for the House of Representatives to pass the emergency supplemental bill.

We are told the bill will be on the floor next week.

But even still, officials say for those still suffering, it will be a long time until life gets back to normal.     

"Some people are lucky enough to get back into their houses and that's the name of the game," said Steve Marshall, Somerset Co. Emergency Services director. "That's what we want to see that'll make that bad dream go away."

"This is such a beautiful place and you take a look at the dock and see how it's been so damaged," said Cardin. "Take a look at businesses that are closed knowing that they were destroyed by the water. See home owners and see them working on their house."

Cardin says Hurricane Sandy won't be a once-in-a-lifetime storm, saying this will happen again and securing this aid now with help in the future.

 

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