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More than 30 people evacuated from flooded campground

Red River Gorge
Posted at 8:33 AM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 15:42:00-04

MENIFEE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — About 30 campers were evacuated from the Red River Adventure campground early Sunday morning due to rapidly rising water.

Manager Kris Gibson said rescuers were able to successfully evacuate the campers around 1:00 a.m. who had to wade in knee-deep, and sometimes waist-deep waters.

Gibson said the campground lost some boats and picnic tables.

At this time the water has gone back down.

Gibson said staff is bracing for more flooding later and is planning accordingly.

This is a developing story. Please check back later for more information.