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More than 100 People Flee Flooding in Hollister

HOLLISTER, Mo. -- The Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter in Hollister, Missouri after overnight flooding forced about 100 people from their homes along Turkey Creek.
HOLLISTER, Mo. -- The Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter in Hollister, Missouri after overnight flooding forced about 100 people from their homes along Turkey Creek.

Evacuees are being cared for at the New Beginnings Fellowship Church on Elm Street in Hollister.

KOLR10 Meteorologist Lindsey Day reports from Hollister via Skype in the video above.

Hollister city administrator Rick Ziegenfuss tells KOLR10 News there were also a number of water rescues in three areas of Hollister near the downtown area.

Twenty-five people were rescued from the Hidden Valley mobile home park, where four mobile homes were moved off their foundations by the rushing water.  Two were severely damaged. Ten people were rescued from homes along Old Mill Road, and another two people were rescued from the Hulland Park area.

Power has been cut off to the Hidden Valley mobile home park for safety reasons.

Businesses in the Symington Place strip center in Hollister also had heavy damage from the rushing water.

By 7:00 am, the rains had let up and flood waters were receding.  A number of cars could be seen stuck in thick mud where they had been washed away. 

Ziegenfuss says there were no reported injuries.

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