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June 7, 2013 - Raleigh FD & Wake EMS - Water Rescues


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RALEIGH - Water rescues during Tropical Storm Andrea, during an approximately two-hour period on a Friday afternoon when roadways in northwest Raleigh began flooding. Pictured incidents are:

  • Fast Park Drive off West Gate Road, showing aftermath of two persons rescued from airport shuttle van, using aerial ladder, with E17, L3, Squad 14, B4

  • Glenwood Avenue just east of Alexander Drive, automobile with three people self-extricated, van with four people removed by boat, water levels receded during incident, with E23, L6, Squad 15, B3, Bethesda E421, EMS 54, M9_, Durham County EMS 34

  • Lumley Road at Briar Creek Parkway, two automobiles, one person removed on foot, one person removed using aerial ladder, with E16, L3, R1, Squad 14, B4, B5, Car 52 (Emergency Services Manager), Bethesda E421, M92, M95, D5.

Also pictured are:

  • Response to reported water rescue on ACC Boulevard, call addressed as Wal-Mart on Glenwood Avenue, reported four people in vehicle, deteremined as duplicate or false call, with E23, L3, L6, Squad 15, B4, D4, EMS 54.

  • Police office on Briar Creek Parkway, north of Lumley Road.

  • Medic 92 and Medic 95 and police office on Lumley Road, east of Briar Creek Parkway.

  • Equipment and clothing drying out at Station 17.

Response times to these events impacted by flooding in locations including Glenwood Avenue, between Pleasant Valley and I-540. Alternate routes were required. Lots of units diverted, as rescues were completed, and other calls were received. Great work by everyone. "A" platoon. Mike Legeros photographs.


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