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Residents along Opequon Creek in Berkeley County urged to evacuate

October 30, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Berkeley County emergency officials have recommended the evacuation of people who reside along the Opequon Creek.

The National Weather Service has indicated that early Tuesday morning through late Wednesday night major flooding is expected to occur along the Opequon Creek in Berkeley County.

All residents living along the creek that could be affected by flooding are urged to evacuate immediately. Local law enforcement and fire services are mobilizing to notify residents.

The National Weather Service said at 4 a.m. Tuesday, the creek was at 10.3 feet.. Flood stage is at 10 feet. The forecast calls for a rise above flood stage by overnight Monday and cresting near 14.7 feet early Tuesday evening. The level is expected to fall below flood stage by Wednesday evening.

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