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VOL. 133 | NO. 77 | Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Sheriff: 80 Rescued From Flood at Mississippi Campground

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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.

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

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