Flooding puts strain on some first responders in Franklin County

  • Source: WPMT-TV Fox 43
  • Published: 09/13/2018 04:52 PM

People in Franklin County are dealing with flooding Thursday after recent rainfall. Creeks have overflowed onto roadways keeping first responders busy. "We have had some flooding, nothing this severe," said Rodney Grenke, Mercersburg Fire Department Assistant Chief. "We've had some roadways shut down but this was our first instance we had to perform water rescues." The fire department responded to three water rescue calls Thursday morning. These types of calls put a strain on their department because swift water rescue training is a specialty and the department is really not trained or equipped to make these rescues. "So we kind of do a first-responder response and get people out if we can," said Grenke. "However if we have a situation where the vehicle is in too deep of water we can't go out and get them."


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