400 Campers Evacuated from Oklahoma Park

April 9, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

Turner Falls, Davis, Okla.

More than 400 campers were evacuated Sunday from Turner Falls Park in Davis, Okla., after a flash flood.

About noon, campers gathered their personal belongings and left the campgrounds, but many vehicles remain stranded, American Red Cross spokesman Rusty Surette said.

No injuries were reported, the Oklahoma City Oklahoman reported.

Of the 400 evacuees, about 75 of them were expected to stay overnight in the Murray County Expo Center near Sulphur, Surette said. Many campers are from Texas and arranged to be picked up, he said.

Davis is a town of 2,500 located 60 miles south of Oklahoma City.

Turner Falls was the only area affected by the flash flood, Surette said, but power outages were reported in the area when storms rolled through.





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