Heavy Rains Cause Minor Flooding At Marlinton Senior Center

Marlinton, WV – Heavy rains Sunday night caused some minor flooding and a few headaches for the staff of the Marlinton Senior Center. Center Director Marilyn Norris says they only got about an inch of water in the kitchen and dining room, but that’s enough to close them down for at least a day to do a thorough cleaning. She hoped to have them up and running by the following day.

According to the Mayor’s office in Marlinton, there were reports of water backing up in some areas of the town, but no reports of water in homes or other businesses. Pocahontas County Emergency Services Director Melvin Martin confirmed that his office had not received any reports of significant flooding. He says they were aware that some small streams and creeks did come out of their banks.

State road crews had some cleaning up to do on a few county roads as well. The Greenbrier River as measured at the Buckeye river gauge crested at just under eight feet early Monday morning, well under flood stage.

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