Flooding Hits Washington Campgrounds

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January 9, 2009 by   - () Leave a Comment

The owner of the new Toutle RV Resort near Castle Rock, Wash., has opened his 200-site RV park to victims of flooding in the state.
Owner Charlie Curry said all 200 sites would be open for evacuees at no charge for up to 30 days, according to the Longview (Wash.) Daily News.
The resort is located off Interstate 5 about 50 miles north of Portland, Ore., and within sight of Mt. St. Helens.
Heavy flooding of rivers in southwest Washington this week forced out campers at several campgrounds, including Camp Kalama and Mahaffey Campground on the Kalama River and Brook Hollow RV and Mobile Home Park in Kelso.
Luke Mahaffey, whose relatives own the campground in Kelso, estimated the campground sits beneath 3 feet of water. Low lying areas by the river likely sit under 6 feet of water, he said
Curry said there are approximately 200 RV sites that are fully functional and landscaped at his new park which has yet to formally open. Most sites have power, water and sewer but do not yet have telephones or cable. Cellular phone service and antenna TV reception is good, Curry said. He said the park will furnish all utility costs, including power, water and garbage. Laundry and shower facilities are on site.
“These sites are first come and will accommodate RVs up to 75 feet long. Our only requirement is that all guests will need to provide identification and fill in a brief security questionnaire and all RVs must be self-contained.”
Elsewhere, heavy flooding forced the evacuation of the Coosa Valley RV Park in Lincoln, Ala., according to dailyhomeonline, Talladega.

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