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Multiple campgrounds evacuated after mudslide in McDowell Co.; cleanup begins

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Lucky Strike Campground. (Credit: Elizabeth McCormick) Lucky Strike Campground. (Credit: Elizabeth McCormick)
Lucky Strike Campground. (Credit: Elizabeth McCormick) Lucky Strike Campground. (Credit: Elizabeth McCormick)
Lucky Strike Campground. (Credit: Elizabeth McCormick) Lucky Strike Campground. (Credit: Elizabeth McCormick)
MCDOWELL COUNTY, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Cleanup crews are working to dig through the damage caused at a campground in Marion by a mudslide in McDowell County Friday night.

Emergency Management officials say, the heavy rains primarily in the southern end affected the Broad River which runs through the Lucky Strike Campground. He said crews had to conduct evacuations there and approximately 9 people required shelter.

Lucky Strike Campground is located at 251 Lucky Strike Drive in Marion.

The owner of Lucky Strike Campground says the mudslide caused widespread damage at the campground. She said the pub room is flooded, all of the gravel at the facility is washed out, the pavement at the entry to the campground is broken, and the bridge is jammed with debris.

She said the cleanup crew is currently working to dig through the damage.

No injuries have been reported.

McDowell County Emergency Services say Carolina Emerald Mine and Thermal City Campgrounds were also evacuated.


Crews say seven driveways were washed away on Vein Mountain Road due to flooding. One landslide in the area was removed by NCDOT in the 6000 block of the roadway.

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