UPDATE: Marlinton ‘voluntary’ evacuation order lifted

Severe Weather Desk

MARLINTON, WV (WVNS) — 3/1/2021 9:44 a.m. UPDATE: Pocahontas County dispatchers declared the Marlinton evacuation order is lifted as of 9:44 a.m. As a result, the shelter at Marlinton Middle School is now closed.

Those still needing assistance are encouraged to contact the county’s 911 center at (304) 799-4567.


MARLINTON, WV (WVNS) — 3/1/2021 7:09 a.m. ORIGINAL STORY: Flooding concerns are prompting ‘voluntary’ evacuations in the Marlinton area.

Pocahontas County dispatchers made the evacuation order at 2:49 a.m. Monday, March 1, 2021. With access to neighborhoods and various homes becoming compromised, they are urging residents to evacuate.

A shelter is open at Marlinton Middle School. Anyone needing assistance to get there should contact the county’s 911 center at (304) 799-4567.

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