08/05/11 98 W, 1 I - + 4 - 1 Charlotte Swift Water Rescue Team in Action

The News & Observer has posted this Charlotte Observer photo of Charlotte Fire Department swift water rescue team member Jason Dickson. He's shown assisting with the evacuation of residents from apartments on Southwest Boulevard this afternoon, after heavy rains caused flooding low-lying areas. Unknown if any of the residents were on the lam, and thus lying low in the low-lying parts. (Sorry, soggy humor there.) Read the story, which includes a couple-dozen other photos. Next question, wonder how many such teams are in service statewdie?

Todd Sumlin/Charlotte Observer photo

Check gastongazette.com for good video and article on flooding today.
rocket33 - 08/05/11 - 21:53

Charlotte has alot of low lying areas in the city this is not uncommon during severe storms in Charlotte. Both Stations 10,3 handle water rescues with other support w/ operations
Varsity - 08/05/11 - 22:06

Hey Mike, have you ever received or inquired about contracting a fire photographer from the Charlotte area to post to your site? Just thinking it would be a good mix of Raleigh stuff to add some Queen City photos as well.
Man with the Yellow Hat - 08/06/11 - 17:18

Thanks for your note. That does leave me a bit curious, George. The content on legeros.com/firepics is an exclusive combination of my photos and Lee’s photos. Though I have had similar queries in the past, I haven’t done much thinking on same. The site has always been (in my mind) “the place to go, to see what’s happened around Raleigh.” You make an interesting proposition. What if one (or even more) key photographers were added, to expand the site into something like “see what’s happened around Raleigh and other places.” Let me think about that one.
Legeros - 08/06/11 - 17:23

If you do expand the site you should get in contact with Julian, he catches some great photographs from the Bull City.
Watson - 08/06/11 - 21:25

Mike …keep it the way it is, your site for Raleigh and WC only…if other cities want to do this then let them create there own site and your site can link to theirs and vice versa!
keepitlocal - 08/10/11 - 13:56

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