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Mercer County luxury campground swamped with floodwaters

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MERCER, Pa. -

Several Mercer County campers were taken from a campground Monday morning by boat after floodwaters created problems. 

Plantation Park described as a "luxury campground" for semi-permanent campers, is situated near two creeks in Mercer Borough. 

After an evening of heavy rain, the Cool Spring Creek and Neshannock Creek both ran over their banks and flooded the lower portion of the campground. 

The campground reportedly has about 150 campers. However, management tells 21 News that many of them were not on the property at the time because they usually only visit during the weekends. 

Officials say that this morning crews went around to each of the campers and "tagged" them to make sure that everyone was safe and accounted for. 

Management says that residents were given the option to leave, and told that if they needed help boats were available to take them to the front of the lot. However, many of the campers declined and offered to sit it out in their campers until the waters recede. 

At this time the flood waters are going down and management says those residents that did feel the need to leave will be able to come back soon. 

Park officials tell 21 News that the flooding happens regularly and that all of the campers are aware of it. 

Mercer Borough recorded the highest amount of rainfall in the Valley Sunday- totaling more than three and a half inches of rain. 

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