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HUNSTVILLE, Ala. — Shoals portions of the Tennessee River are expected to be at flood stage later this week. According to TVA, flood stage is anything above 370ft, the river is expected to crest Sunday Feb. 24 at 390ft.
Due to the potential of flooding, Florence city officials decided Monday to close the McFarland Park Campground along the river. Seven campground goers have been asked to evacuate by Monday night.
“They told us today we had to evacuate out because of the water and it’s going to flood here,” said Gary Redford, who was packing up his RV and was about to leave the McFarland Park Campground. “It’s kind of a big ordeal to move this thing. It probably takes about two hours to prepare it to leave.”
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