On December 23, 2012, people heard cries for help from the area of the LA River. The Glendale FD responded and requested the LAFD Swift Water Rescue Team. A full swift water assignment was assigned and it took close to an hour by both agencies to rescue a homeless man from a small island in the middle of the river.
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says early reports indicates more
than 100 homes have been seriously damaged or destroyed and about
66,000 homes and businesses are still without power after a storm
dropped 9 inches of rain on parts of the state.
Tomblin gave an
update on the flooding during a news conference Friday. He said 17
shelters were open and 200 National Guard soldiers are actively helping
in eight counties with swift water rescues, search and extraction
efforts and health and welfare checks.
The governor has declared a state of emergency in 44 of 54 counties and authorized up to 500 soldiers to assist.
governor says he had planned to fly around the hart-hit areas, but
wasn’t able to because all state aircraft used for rescues. (AP)