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UPDATE: Eyes on water as rain falls across region

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RUPERT (WVVA) - Parts of the WVVA viewing area remained under a flood watch Saturday as rain was expected to fall throughout the day.

Raleigh, Fayette and Summers counties joined Greenbrier County in the watch.

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High waters closed roads and caused concerns among residents in the Rupert area of Greenbrier on Friday after approximately three inches of rain fell in the morning hours.

"It was like pouring out of a bucket," said Rupert resident Betty Tharp. "It just kept going and going. I thought ... 'I hope the house doesn't float away.'" 

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RUPERT (WVVA) - Parts of Greenbrier, Summers and Monroe counties were under flood warnings Friday after 3 inches of rain swelled streams.

An areal flood warning was in effect until 6:30 p.m. for Greenbrier County, extreme northern Summers and eastern Monroe counties.

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A strong band of storms began rolling over eastern West Virginia around sunrise Friday. Rains continued through the afternoon.

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Route 60 was closed due to high water, but has since reopened.

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