Twin Bridges Campground in Glenallen deemed a ‘total loss’

GLENALLEN, Mo (KBSI) – Several campgrounds in Glenallen are almost completely submerged underwater.

Early in the morning hours of August 14, floodwaters began to rush into Glenallen. The entire town had to be evacuated.

Rescue teams rescued families and pets by boat.

More than 300 campers had water damage at Twin Bridges Campground. Surrounding campgrounds also received water damage.

Brent Mullin, a Sikeston Department of Public Safety officer and camper, recalls what happened during the evacuation,  

“People had to be evacuated via boat or kayak,” said Mullins. “And there were people camping but I know the guys working the HSRT (Homeland Security Response Team) rescued some people near Glennallen this (Monday) morning.” 

Chris Crowley is one of the owners of Twin Bridges Campground.

“The stuff that’s out here can all be replaced so we’re blessed and we’re fortunate in that state, but I’d say it’s probably a total loss,” said Crowley.   

Everyone was rescued safely. No deaths were reported.

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