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Valley Native Rides Out Hurricane Sandy

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  It was a scary night for a former valley resident, now living in the path of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast.

   Crookston native, Maura Suilebhan now lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, right next to Washington D.C., where they were pounded with 90-mile-per-hour winds last night.

   Suilebhan says her family spent the night in the basement.

Maura Suilebhan, Silver Spring, MD: "They were saying between 80 and 90 miles an hour. It started to get really high around 8 o'clock last night and then it peaked around midnight."

  Suilebhan says they're one of the lucky ones. They still have power.

Maura Suilebhan: "It's been raining for 2 days now and there's lots of flooding. Many streets here are flooded and lights are out in lots of places. There are plenty of people without power. We got lucky this time. A lot of branches fall around here but luckily, one didn't cut the power lines for us this time. But, there are small branches all over the ground."

  Sullivan says, since all government offices were closed, so were many local businesses. However, she says a local hardware store remained open throughout the storm, selling tons of flashlights, batteries and other storm supplies. 



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