Friday, August 24, 2007

Rising Water Forces Campers to Evacuate

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
EVANSDALE IA,USA --- The evacuation order was given Wednesday morning to about 50 campers at Deerwood Park.

The swollen Cedar River is threatening to engulf the campground in Evansdale. Its already swallowed up Black Hawk Park campground upstream, putting its availability for the busy Labor Day weekend in doubt.

George Wyth State Park is closed too. Campers were asked to leave Wednesday night.

It's the same story for many campers in Black Hawk County: Leave now while there's still time.

"It's just not worth risking people's campers or lives. We'd rather be safe than chance it," said Marilyn Benhoff, camp host at Deerwood. People are supposed to be gone by noon today.
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