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Heavy rains keep rescue units on high alert

Heavy rains caused several high-water road closings in Ellis County over the weekend, several prompting emergency rescue units to stay on high alert for people stranded in their vehicles. It is common for people to incorrectly gauge the amount of water flowing across a low-level crossing and attempt to drive through. Swiftly moving water going over a road can move a vehicle off the road and into a ditch or creek. According to Administrative Planner for the Department of Emergency Management in Ellis County, Ralph Mulvany, there was one call for a rescue in Ellis County in which the dispatcher had to cancel the call before the unit arrived on the scene. “There were several road closures in the county,” he said, “but fortunately only one call that was…Read the rest of this story and more stories like this in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!




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