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Floodwater Hits Minnesota Jellystone Park

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May 21, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

About two dozen RVs camped at the Jellystone Park near Austin, Minn., were impacted Sunday night (May 19) as Rose Creek flooded its banks, KXIT-TV, Rochester, reported.

Staff were aware of the potential flooding situation as they gave regular updates to the people on their grounds earlier in the day.

Staff watched the water slowly rise at about 8 p.m. Sunday and then quickly rise just before midnight.

"We had a customer inside on one of the RVs," said Tammy Westrich of Jellystone Park. "I went pounding on their doors to get them out because the creek had risen so fast, I didn't know if I was going to be able to get them out or not, but I wasn't going to let them go down either."

The good news is that no one was hurt in the flooding. Staff spent Monday removing other campers away from Rose Creek in case the waters came up again.

A bright spot in all of this, all of the cleanup is expected to be done by Memorial Day and the campground will be fully functional.

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