Cape Charles drying out from Hurricane Sandy

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by Cleve Bryan, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 30 at 4:51 PM

CAPE CHARLES - The high tide at Cape Charles on Tuesday wasn't anything like the tide on Monday caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Libby Gray says one road was beneath six inches of water from the bay.

"In some places, it over-topped the dunes, but the dunes did their job," she notes.

There was a lot of flooding in the Cedar View section of Painter because waves were breaking over the sea wall.

The Dench family said there was about a foot of water, reaching the second step of their porch, at the height of the storm.

"I had visions of us sitting in the attic and writing off the bottom of the house," Michael Dench admits.  

In town, residents say street flooding was caused, for the most part, by rain water that couldn't drain fast enough.

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