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Mercer County campground underwater after severe storms

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At Plantation Park Campgrounds in Mercer County, rising water took its toll, causing some people to evacuate.

Micky Wagner, who handles maintenance at the park said, "A lot of damage from the water getting so high everybody had stuff out on their porches and decks and it just swept everything away."

Others moved mobile homes up the hill. About 100 mobile campers and homes in section C flooded.

Picnic tables floated by, and neighbors and relatives helped others in need.

Michele Wright from Butler County said, "A lot of our family lives down below. We got a lot of their gold carts and cars out because it may get flooded again."

Up the hill, about 500 other campers and modular homes in the campground were dry.

People who buy lots in section C are familiar with flooding about twice a year since the lots are close to Neshannock Creek.

People who stay at the campground during summer say the flooding was the worst it's been since Hurricane Katrina.

Kenneth Miller of the park said, "People have raised their trailers up when they leave. Some put their gold carts on ramps since they know flooding happens here."

Amy Roycroft, the secretary for Plantation Park Campground said, "Firefighters were out here earlier in the morning going door to door making sure people were safe. We had the power shut off since people and kids were walking in the water and we didn't want anyone to get shocked or electrocuted the lines are underground."

People who live here in campers and modular homes told 21 News all they can do is wait for the water to recede.

The water was about three to four feet down by 6 p.m.

There are hopes that the rain will go away by people who have had enough of rain. 

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