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Calif. RV Park Readies For Evacuation, Flood

February 17, 2017 by   - () Leave a Comment

When the order to evacuate comes, Robert Gilley is ready. So is everybody staying at the Two Rivers RV Park, a small and close-knit enclave located on the confluence of the Stanislaus and San Joaquin rivers in rural south Manteca, Calif., the Manteca Bulletin reported.

“The main road is bleeding,” explained RV park Manager Amy Camacho, who received word from authorities around noon Wednesday (Feb. 15) about the potential for evacuation. “If it gets any worse, we’ll have only one hour of emergency notice for evacuation. We’re trying to get everybody out of here if we have to.”

The main road is actually a long driveway from Two Rivers Road which dead-ends at the RV park which includes spacious camping facilities closer to the river. It is the only way to get in and out of the park, not counting the levee that hugs it but is closed to the public and is only accessible to emergency and authorized vehicles such as those that are patrolling the areas along the rivers for flood watch.

Camacho said it’s important for everyone to be ready practically at a moment’s notice because “if we do have to go, it’s going to be quick, so we’re just letting everybody know” and be prepared. Some of the residents have already taken their RVs and moved out the night before just to be on the safe side, she said.

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