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At least 70 people rescued from high water in George County, Miss.

At least 70 people rescued from high water in George County, Miss. (WLOX)

UPDATE: According to the George County Emergency Management Agency, 81 people were rescued from the flood waters. They say emergency crews are now off the scene.

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A large-scale water rescue is underway right now in George County, where dozens of people are stranded by rising floodwaters.

Authorities tell us the people are at Red Creek Off Road, an RV campground on Vestry Road in the southwestern part of the county. At least 70 people have been confirmed by rescue crews as in need of assistance. However, many more are estimated to be stranded.

According to the county's emergency management agency, the campground was holding a large event called Mudbug Bash over the weekend and decided to continue with their plans, despite multiple flood and weather warnings from emergency officials.

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