Mississippi: 100 casino employees evacuated

Casino workers had to be evacuated after a flood.
Casino workers had to be evacuated after a flood.

Around 100 casino employees had to be evacuated after a flood during tropical storm in Mississippi.

US.- About 100 Silver Slipper Casino employees had to be evacuated due to a flood on Sunday.

First responders used a high-water vehicle to evacuate casino staff from the premises as a result of flooding caused by tropical storm Cristobal in Hancock County, Mississippi, about 25 miles northwest of Bay St. Louis.

The evacuations took place between 3.30pm and 7pm. Firefighters had to return later at night to evacuate a family staying at the casino’s hotel.

According to NOLA.com, the rescue effort involved crews taking employees from the casino entrance to the employee parking lot. Duane Wray, fire chief for the Clermont Harbor Volunteer Fire Department, said the crew had to do several trips to move employees through almost five feet of water so that they could reach their cars.

Hancock County emergency manager Brian “Hootie” Adam said: “They can’t get out of there because of the floodwaters. Waters are pretty high down there.”

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