Sunday, May 8, 2016

Flood rescue stories

Trapped in flood waters

Rescued Flood Victims, Coralville, IA

Rescuing flood victims. (Photo Credits) 

Getting trapped in a flood is one of the most dangerous things that can happen to anyone/

Thankfully there are rescue organizations and good Samaritans who risk their lives and limbs to save people trapped in flood waters.

Celebrities are no exception, as shared by Hot Topics.

“Roho Hartman of Ardmore, Oklahoma was trying to get home when his truck stalled in a road that turned into a rushing river. Hartman and another man were fighting against waist-deep water trying to get Hartman’s truck out of the water. That’s when a truck pulled up with a tow rope. The driver, Blake Shelton.”

Watch the video here.

Monster Rescue

Wide Open Country meantime shared the story of a Monster Truck that helped rescue a trapped woman.

“As roadways across Texas were flooded by torrential rain on Monday, several residents became trapped in their homes. Weather forecasters urged drivers to remain off the roads, though some motorists got caught in harm’s way. However, the floodwaters were no match for this monster truck with six-feet tires and a nearly 10-foot lift kit. Jenny Doren, a reporter for WFAA-TV in Dallas-Ft. Worth, captured this footage of a monster truck plowing through the flooded Brazos River to rescue a woman trapped in her home in Parker County, just east of Fort Worth.”

Check out the clip here.

Family Effort

A flood rescue in South Carolina was meantime a family effort.

“On their way home, they wanted to check one last spot — and it’s a good thing they did. They came across a stream that feeds all of Elizabeth Lake and decided to go check it out. In the distance they saw a car.”

Read the whole article here.

Have you ever witnessed a rescue work during flooding?

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