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Family rescued from flood waters; winds rip roof off apartment
Jun 14, 2008 | 439 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Posted June 25 -

Beeville firemen pulled a family of three from their vehicle after it stalled in rushing water in the 400 block of East Milam St. Saturday night.

“That water came up fast,” said Assistant Fire Chief Bill Burris this week.

Although rainfall amounts averaged between one half and a little more than an inch in most of the city when a cold front came in from the north, much of the rain quickly ran off down streets and gutters and into Poesta Creek.

Burris said city street crews were out putting up barricades in places where water was rushing over streets. But they had yet to reach the 400 block of East Milam when a man, his wife and a child about three or four years old drove into the rushing water.

The vehicle stalled and firemen were called to the scene to get the family back to dry land.

Burris said the flow of water had slowed considerably by the time firemen arrived at the scene and rescue workers were able to tie on safety lines and wade to the stranded vehicle and get the stranded people to safety.

The assistant chief said no one was injured and the rescue went well.

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