A year ago, Hurricane Sandy was imminent, and now 12 months later, signs of recovery from the storm remain in Crisfield and Garrett County.
In Crisfield, charity workers will on Monday dedicate the first two houses to be rebuilt since Sandy's winds and storm surge funneled floodwaters across the Eastern Shore town.
Garrett County meanwhile is putting the finishing touches on a new emergency operations center that could help coordinate rescue efforts in future storms like Sandy, which dumped up to 3 feet of heavy, wet snow, cutting off power and stranding residents.
Check back later for a full story on how things have changed across the state and country because of the storm.
At this time last year, it appeared possible that the Delmarva peninsula was going to bear the brunt of the storm, as forecast tracks took it into Ocean City. But the center of the storm ended up tracking father north, with the most devastating of its storm surge hitting New Jersey and New York and sparing Ocean City.
But the heavy inland snow meanwhile paralyzed Garrett County for a week, and Crisfield's geography and Sandy's wind patterns sent feet of water into dozens of homes and other buildings there.
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