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A man sprays off concrete to clean up the dirt left by flood water.A man sprays off concrete to clean up the dirt left by flood water.

Disaster Date:10/29/2021

Crisfield, MD


What Happened

October 29, 2021 a significant flooding event happened along the eastern shores of Maryland in Somerset and Dorchester Counties. It impacted the Crisfield and Cambridge areas of the State. The reason for the flood was high tide, full moon and windy conditions all at the same time. According to some local people in Crisfield this event was more damaging than Hurricane Sandy in 2012. MDS’s response after Sandy was many home repair jobs and over 25 new homes in Crisfield area.

Volunteer in Crisfield, MD

What MDS Is Doing

Region 1 is taking the lead on this response and is asking for weekly volunteers, project leaders, crew leaders and cooks. MDS volunteers will focus primarily on new home construction. Nearby Amish communities will take the lead on framing. Additional volunteers will complete the interior along with exterior trim and painting.


Crisfield is located in Somerset County, Maryland located on the Tangier Sound, an arm of the Chesapeake Bay. Population is around 2,500. It is the southernmost incorporated city in Maryland. It’s about a three-hour drive south of Baltimore and about an hour to the southwest of Ocean City, MD. The local American Legion is providing overnight accommodations for volunteers. In addition, there is also a FEMA trailer available.

Weekly Reports

Crisfield, MD – April 24-30, 2022

The first house in Crisfield has begun!  Footers were poured on 4/25/22 and the foundation blocks were laid on 4/29/22.  A group of 7 masons from G.L. Wise Masonry came from the Denver, PA area to do the job in 1 day! (Pictures attached.)  ...