Boat crew rescue trapped driver in Hempfield Township floodwaters – CBS Pittsburgh
GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – Flooded roads created quite a bit of trouble for motorists and Westmoreland County as Ida dropped heavy rains across the county.
A few got stuck. Ross Guidotti of KDKA had the chance to speak to one of them after a team of boats rescued her.
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Mary Boggie is a Penn State student. She said she was on her way home when she thought she could walk through a puddle that turned out to be much deeper than expected.
She was coming home from school when she found herself in a broken down car on Cribbs Station Road and Route 136 in Hempfield Township.
She is one of the many people who found themselves in the middle of the sea with cars that no longer wanted to drive. She said she knew she was in trouble when the car just died and water started flooding her car.
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Rescue teams brought her a boat and brought her back to dry land.
“I was coming back from school, third road overflowed. I had thought I could get out of it, maybe I stuck to the limit. It didn’t happen, ”she said.
She said she saw an SUV drive past her, so she thought she could make it, but her car is lower.
“Never again. Next time, if it takes me 30 more minutes to get around it, I’ll take the 30 minutes,” she said.
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Mary’s biggest concern is whether or not the insurance will cover the damage. But considering what could have happened, she’s happy to be okay.