» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
TDN Services
Research millions of people and properties [+]
Monitor any person, property or company [+]

Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 133 | NO. 77 | Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Sheriff: 80 Rescued From Flood at Mississippi Campground

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

PERKINSTON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say heavy rainfall unleashed flooding in Mississippi that required emergency workers to rescue 80 festivalgoers by boat and air.

WLOX-TV cites the George County Sheriff's Office as saying that most of the campers who were evacuated from the Red Creek Off-Road park Sunday morning were attending the annual Mud Bug Bash, which featured a duck hunt, free crawfish and a concert.

George County Emergency Management Agency Director Nancy Smith estimated that at least 9 inches (23 centimeters) of rain had fallen over the past 24 hours.

No major injuries were reported.

The sheriff's office said the rescue operation was its largest ever.

___

Information from: WLOX-TV, http://www.wlox.com

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 34 34 3,905
MORTGAGES 47 47 4,437
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 12 12 693
BUILDING PERMITS 190 190 9,458
BANKRUPTCIES 60 60 2,945
BUSINESS LICENSES 33 33 1,924
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 35 35 1,159
MARRIAGE LICENSES 23 23 737