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Firefighters rescue Flood Victims

James Carswell James Carswell
Deputy Chief Ron Rowe Deputy Chief Ron Rowe
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany firefighters went door to door warning people to evacuate from flooding neighborhoods. They also rescued hundreds of people trapped inside their homes.    

A few firefighters, still on the job today, remember using boats for three straight days to get people and animals to dry ground. 

"Rescued a lot of people off of houses.  Out of houses. A few animals, here and there rescued.  The main thing was just the awesomeness, the strength and power of the water," said Deputy Chief Ron Rowe.  

"We were actually rescuing people in areas we never dream there would be water in," said Chief James Carswell.     

Firefighters also used their rescue boats to retrieve caskets that floated out of two cemeteries.



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