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An Alberta hamlet is under an evacuation order due to flooding after heavy rainfall.

An emergency alert has been issued for the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124, which is about 200 kilometres north of Edmonton.

It says the Marten River is rising due to heavy rainfall and is causing flooding in the hamlet of Marten Beach.

The alert says Highway 88 is washed out north of the hamlet and closed.

All residents are being asked to evacuate and report to a reception centre set up at the municipal district office.

They are asked to call 911 if they are unable to leave the community.

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