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Pocahontas officials preparing shelters for evacuees

Residents in Robil Addition evacuating homes (Source: KAIT) Residents in Robil Addition evacuating homes (Source: KAIT)
POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) -

Pocahontas city officials are setting up shelters for residents fleeing from the rising flood waters.

During Monday’s news conference, Mayor Kary Story announced they are setting up a shelter at the old Randolph County Nursing Home, 1405 Hospital. Dr.

Should there be any overflow, those residents will be housed at the Pocahontas Community Center, 300 Geneva Dr.

Story said workers were busy preparing both sites and said they should be ready to accept evacuees either late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

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