Chesapeake Quarterly
After Hurricane Isabel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Hankins house flooded by Bud and Harriett Hankins The Hankins house getting repaired by Bud and Harriett Hankins Harriet Hankins by Bud and Harriett Hankins Bud Hankins by Bud and Harriett Hankins The Hankins house getting repaired by Bud and Harriett Hankins The Hankins house getting repaired by Bud and Harriett Hankins
The Hankins House
Map of Dorchester County and locations of the photographs Abandoned house on Hooper's Island by Erica Goldman Abandoned property on Hooper's Island by Erica Goldman
Bridge to Hooper's Island by Erica Goldman
Hooper's Island
Hooper's Island house getting repaired by Erica Goldman

HURRICANE ISABEL LEFT A MIXED LEGACY on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Dorchester County residents like Harriett and Bud Hankins were able to rebuild and elevate their house after the 2003 flood that inundated their whole first floor. But even with financial assistance from the state of Maryland and the National Flood Insurance Program, raising and reconstructing their 17th century-era residence proved costly and time consuming for them. Further south in the low-lying areas of Hooper's Island, many houses were abandoned. Some residents who owned their properties outright did not have federal flood insurance and assistance from the state would not prove sufficient. Others have only just begun rebuilding now, some seven years after the storm.

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