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High water remains in Greenbrier Co.


RONCEVERTE, W. Va (WVVA)-- The high water as a result of heavy rains Tuesday afternoon into the evening remained Wednesday.

Waters have receded since Tuesday (see the WVVA slide show of high waters in Greenbrier and Giles counties here) though, and emergency officials told WVVA Wednesday morning that most rivers and creeks in the area were confined to their banks once again.

But the city of Ronceverte saw its amphitheater in Island Park engulfed by the Greenbrier River.

"I kind of think it's cool. It's like a freak of nature. But it scares me," said Jessica Persinger, who came to see the sight Wednesday afternoon.

Others agreed, but said it can be a stark reminder of how quickly the Greenbrier River can rise.

"It reminds me of when my house in Ronceverte flooded," said Alissa Thompson. Thompson said she moved to higher ground after the flooding became too much.

"Oh it can be dangerous," she said.  "People don't realize how fast that water's moving, how quickly it can rise, and sometimes you can get stuck."

Most roads have been reopened, and as of this post no major incidents have been reported because of the rising waters.

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