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Tina, did you see this?! That video–wow.Â (They’ve now edited out the part where the wire basket suspended by the helicopter kept getting tossed away by the waves, over and over, as the person inside the car tried to grab it–and it was 17 degrees F while all this was going on.Â She did finally succeed in being rescued with her child.)Â Thank you thank you thank you Montgomery County Maryland rescue personnel!
I can tell you the names of the families living at the cross street where this happened. If you look at the pictures, there’s a traffic light ahead at Seven Locks: turn left, go maybe half a mile, turn into the neighborhood and you’re at the house I grew up in. Turn right instead at Seven Locks, and you’re in Tina’s.Â The teacher on her way to work who had a suddenly bursting wall of water and mud bury her car was going to the elementary school that Karen and Scott went to.
Everybody’s safe.Â Cars and roads and 96-inch (the Post now says 66″) water mains can be replaced.
And the firemen marveled that they just happened to be heading out for breakfast right when it happened so that they saw it and they were right behind that teacher and were able to call out immediately for massive reinforcements as they pulled their truck from car to car, pulling people out.Â The helicopter reached the ones they could not.
They were immediately at hand when they were so severely needed.Â The choreography of God.Â Wow.
(Edited to add this picture I took on River Road last year of the rock quarry that is halfway down the hill there where the water main broke–we were not allowed to play near the quarry growing up.Â Â It was at the end of our street.)
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