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BBVFC Responds to Flash Flooding - Bethany Beach

Friday, July 12, 2013

A surprise rain storm that dumped between 7”-9” of rain in less than 12 hours caused a busy day for the BBVFC. With ground already saturated from a very wet summer, the water quickly overcame storm drainage systems. Hollywood Street at headquarters flooded backing up into our east bays and up our front ramp. Equipment was moved to the front ramp and our 5 ton army truck 70-9 (purchased for super storm Sandy) was made ready for service. Multiple calls where handled ranging from a transformer fire, a child locked in an automobile, and a vehicle crash. 70-9 was also used at the Villas in Bethany West to remove flood victims. During downtime our water rescue crews used “Lake Hollywood” for some training time. As the rain subsided, we opened drains on Hollywood Street and hosed off the firehouse bringing the station back to normal around 2000.

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