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Cambria County, Pa. -- The Wilmore Dam failed earlier today, Wed. Sept. 1, threatening the lives of nearly 40,000 residents, according to a 'Weatherx17' post on Facebook.

Now qualifying as a life-threatening flash flood emergency, residents of Cambria county are being advised to evacuate immediately. 

Summerhill and Wilmore Borough residents were most at risk.

According to a report from WTAJ and the Cambria County CARES alert system, a local high school is being used as an evacuation site for those who need somewhere to relocate.

For updates follow WTAJ's story: BREAKING: Cambria County dam overspilling, residents evacuated.

This article originally ran on northcentralpa.com.

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