Coastal flooding in Crisfield, Law enforcement stepping in to help


CRISFIELD, Md – Law enforcement had to assist multiple people to and from Tidal Health McCready Hospital Friday evening due to coastal flooding.

There were no reports of water inside the building, but water levels were 3 feet deep on some roadways nearby, according to police. We’re told employees weren’t able to get out of the parking lot without assistance.

Somerset County Sheriff Ronnie Howard, confirms that these efforts were conducted by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office and the Crisfield Police Department.

One of those assisted at the scene was Joshua Griffin, a 47 ABC weather watcher. Joshua tells us he was nervous with the flooding but that he and others tried to laugh and remain positive.

“Water was up to people’s doors and I could barely see the yellow line on the roads. Flooding isn’t unusual for the area, but this was bad,” said Griffin.

As a precaution with the flooding, the Maryland National Guard tweeted out that they staged roughly 20 soldiers on state active duty and 10 vehicles at the Easton and Salisbury armories.

We will continue to follow this story and provide any updates as we learn more.

This article was updated at 12:23 AM Saturday.

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