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Woodson Bridge RV Park evacuated, again

Hundreds pulled their RVs out away from the Sacrament river today as the level rose to about 188 feet overnight.

Posted: Feb 27, 2019 3:03 PM
Updated: Feb 27, 2019 7:52 PM

Tehama County, Calif. -- Hundreds of people at the Woodson Bridge RV Park evacuated today.

The owner says more than 200 people have already left, but she asked everyone to go.

This is the second time this has happened in a month, and especially because many people living there are Camp Fire evacuees, and owner Gini Whitney says she is heartbroken.

"There were so many evacuees from the fire, they went through literal 'h-e-l-l', and we've never flooded two weeks apart before, this one's going ot be a big one, and my heart breaks for them, it just breaks for them," said Whitney.

The Mayor of Corning opened the soccer field and little league field for people to stay for now, but there's no electricity.

Volunteers like Cowboy 911 and Lake County DART worked to tow out people, many of don't have tow vehicles.

With releases from the Keswick Dam at 7000 cubic feet per second Wednesday, there's no telling when the water will drop down far enough for people to get back in.

The Woodson Bridge RV Park typically floods when the Sacramento River hits 186 feet at the bridge or higher.

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