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Kings Creek Area Residents Evacuated Due to Flooding

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A local creek looked more like a river Wednesday after heavy rainfall caused severe flooding.

"It's very difficult to prepare for you just hope for the best and hope the creek doesn't rise where it can get into your home," says Gilbert Krovocheck.

Kings Creek area residents were forced to evacuate their homes after creek waters came up a little too high.

Weirton Police Department, Weirton fire department and Hancock County agencies all responded to North 12th Street where the most severe flooding could be found.

In some areas, the water current was so strong that a woman and her four dogs had to be rescued from her trailer.

But residents in this area are used to the occasional high waters and don't plan on leaving.

'People who live down here in the Kings Creek area are sort of used to it," says Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher.

"I've lived here since 1959 and I don't plan on leaving. It's home," says Paul Jackson.

Sheriff Fletcher says they haven't received any emergency calls and no power lines were affected.

"It looks like the danger is gone for the moment. People just need to be watching and listen to the news and pay attention," says Fletcher.

Now residents and authorities have to play the waiting game until the creek waters finally go down.

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