81 Rescued After Flood At Park In Mississippi

The George County (Miss.) Sheriff’s Department says Sunday (April 15) was its largest rescue operation in history, according to WLOX.

Multiple agencies were called in to assist. Eighty-one people were saved from the popular off-road recreational park in George County.

Many of those people were down for an event at the park called Mud Bug Bash, but it was anything, but fun.

The sheriff is saying the owner of the park should have postponed the event. Campers say they should have been given an early warning of the danger.

“I was supposed to be out of here yesterday afternoon and couldn’t get out. They didn’t tell us,” said Dannette Jordan. She says she and her husband were hired to DJ the 2018 Mudbug Bash at Red Creek Off Road park.

Dozens of campers were chased to higher ground overnight by the fast moving water after a storm system flooded the Red Creek and dumped over eight inches of rain in George County.

“The rivers too rough. You can’t. It’s too cold and it’s too swift,” said Jordan.

“You couldn’t even see the parking lot no more, couldn’t get out,” said one camper.

“Midnight, we could tell that people were going to end up getting trapped on the other side. The water, the current was horrible. I mean like you could barely stand up. If you were to fall in it would have taken you,” said Hunter Kabbes of Jackson.

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