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UPDATE: People trapped inside Lee Co. campground rescued, one seriously hurt

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LEE COUNTY (WREX) - UPDATE: All five people trapped at the Woodhaven Lakes campground have been rescued.  First responders say one was person taken to a local hospital in serious condition.  Four others hurt but did not go the hospital.

At least five people are trapped and suffered minor injuries at a campground in southern Lee County Monday night after a tornado touched down in a rural area near Sublette.

The Sublette Fire Department tells 13 News its crews are working to reach the people who are trapped inside Woodhaven Lakes.

The campground is located just off Hwy 52 between Sublette and Amboy, where the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down around 8 p.m.

Firefighters have been speaking with some of the victims who are trapped in the campground lots, and they are reporting they've suffered minor injuries.

The effort is being made to clear the roads, a firefighter said, so they can reach the people trapped inside RVs, campers and permanent homes at the campground.

Lee County Sheriff John Simonton said rescue crews from several area agencies are assisting the Sublette firefighters remove debris from the roads to the affected campsites.

"My other big concern right now is that it's nightfall and it's hard to see flooded roads," said Simonton.

13 Weather Authority Chief Meteorologist Alex Kirchner reported portions of Lee County received 2" to 4" of rain during the height of the storm.

The sheriff said there are trees and power lines down and flooded roads throughout the county.

"Everything south of Hwy 30 has been affected," said Simonton.
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