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Campers Flooded Out in Kentucky RV Parks

May 14, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

Planning to head to Kentucky Lake or Lake Barkley in Kentucky for Memorial Day fun or vacations?  Managers around the lake say it’s best to call first.  Dozens of season campers have already been moved from their regular sites because of flooding, according to television station KFVS.

“I’ve seen it before but not this deep,” said Benny Mitchell of Benton, Ky. He is a regular at Hillman Ferry Campground.

“They asked me to move because the water was going to get it, so I moved,” Mitchell said.

“We had pieces of sites float away,” said Tim Vetter, manager at Hillman Ferry.  “At worst, we had 125 sites covered.”

Still hundreds of sites are dry, so there’s still hope for a fun weekend.  They just advise making a call to your regular campground first.

“Our goal is to get it all ready by Memorial Day, but that’s a big goal. We have a lot to do,” said Vetter.

Meanwhile, FEMA and Kentucky Emergency Management officials say assessment teams are in Kentucky and should be in Western Kentucky as soon as possible.

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