VIDEO - A near-tragedy avoided thanks to the quick actions of the Florence Fire Department on Sunday. A video shows a man and his dog trapped in an SUV as rushing water filled a creek bed. The man tells 11 News he was adjusting flow valves for irrigation ditches when the water hit.
"I looked down and I had 6 inches of water on my feet, and I looked up and all I seen was logs and water coming at me," explained David Rooks. Rooks grabbed his dog Petey and jumped into his SUV seconds before a wall of water came and swept them hundreds of feet downstream