Monday, August 20, 2007

RVers Evacuated from Campground After Train Derailment

LaCrosse Tribune - LaCrosse,WI,USA
Roger and Nancy Dean got a knock on their motor home door about 5 a.m. Sunday asking them to evacuate Goose Island County Park.

The Melbourne, Fla., couple thought it might be flooding, but it was a nearby train derailment. Up to 200 campers were asked to leave the campground, and many went home or to the Wal-Mart parking lot along Mormon Coulee Road.

The Deans had to leave their motor home behind and were among 47 people who showed up at a shelter at La Crosse Central High School’s gymnasium set up by the Scenic Bluffs Chapter of the American Red Cross. But after 2 p.m., the Deans were allowed back on the campground to get their motor home, and they were headed to St. Louis.
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