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Brandon Messick - Daily Press George Keefe joins other flood evacuees in a game of cards Friday at P.R. Leyva Middle School in Carlsbad.
Brandon Messick – Daily Press
George Keefe joins other flood evacuees in a game of cards Friday at P.R. Leyva Middle School in Carlsbad.

By BRANDON MESSICK

Daily Press Staff Writer

For George Keefe, 69, it all seemed to start with the honking of a pickup truck outside his Lakewood mobile home. Like a Paul Revere of the high desert, the truck sounded its horn before 7 a.m. Thursday as it passed through the SKP RV Park, as if to inform residents that something was coming. It wasn’t the British, but it was something.

Keefe bought his $122,000, three-ton, 40-foot RV in 2007 and had been living at SKP since 2009. On Thursday, he had been up since 5 a.m. watching television in his home when he heard the horn. Then, the television went out. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

 

 

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