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Evacuation requested

Notification from Pocahontas County Emergency Management:
The Marlinton Fire Department is requesting that residents in Marlinton from Main Street south and those on Rt. 39 along Knapps Creek evacuate due to an expected crest of 12 feet on the Greenbrier River in Marlinton around 2 p.m. today. That is two feet above flood stage.
Marlinton Middle School has been opened as a shelter.
Rt. 39 from Huntersville to Marlinton has been closed due to high water.
Instructions:
The Marlinton Fire Department urges residents to heed this evacuation request.

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