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Score of RVers Rescued from Flooded Dayton RV Park

May 12, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Harold Jones woke around 2 a.m. Wednesday (May 11) to the sound of hail pelting his recreational vehicle while it was parked in the Beaver Valley Resort on East National Road in Ohio’s Harmony Township near Dayton.

About three hours later, water had poured over the banks of a nearby creek, and up to the front door of his trailer.

“I’ve never seen the creek out like this,” Jones told the Dayton Daily News.

Harmony Township firefighters spent much of the morning evacuating residents from the park, after a severe storm dumped several inches of rain on a line from Urbana to South Vienna.

Thunderstorms dumped up to 4 inches of rain on Clark and Champaign counties overnight, flooding area streets and trapping dozens of residents inside their homes in the area.

More than 20 people had been rescued from their trailers during the morning, said Harmony Twp. Fire Chief Denny Paul.

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