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Problems from Ivan remain for many

A town in Ohio brought out snowplows and fire hoses Monday to clear the muck away. In New Jersey, the Statehouse was closed after its parking garage was flooded by the Delaware River.

In Point Pleasant, W.Va., water rose near the tops of lampposts at a riverfront park outside the city's floodwall. And parts of downtown Port Deposit, Md., were off limits after the Susquehanna River spilled into city streets.

The remnants of Hurricane Ivan brought ruinous flooding to a large swath of the East after causing misery across the South. On Monday, officials worked to clear streets of water and debris.

"Our guys are putting snowplows on as we speak and getting ready to try to move the muck," said Mayor Michael Mullen of Marietta, Ohio, which is at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers.

Throughout eastern Ohio, about 1,700 were forced out of their homes over the weekend. About 400 homes and 400 businesses in Marietta were damaged.

In Port Deposit, a low-lying town in northeastern Maryland on the Susquehanna River, the water rushed at 567,000 cubic feet per second Monday _ more than five times its normal maximum level for this time of year.

President Bush issued a disaster declaration Monday for eight counties in West Virginia.

In Cullasaja in western North Carolina, workers used heavy equipment and cadaver dogs to search for victims of a mudslide.

In New Jersey, officials closed the Statehouse and several other state buildings in downtown Trenton after the Delaware sent 5 feet of water into the Statehouse parking garage. Both houses of the Legislature canceled their sessions Monday.

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