- An impressive rescue of a family in the middle of the floods in New Mexico is recorded on video
- The incident occurred in Portales, New Mexico, an area that has been heavily hit by rains, to the point of causing severe flooding.
- Amid the rush of nature, a mother and her two children were caught in the current
An impressive rescue of a family in the middle of the floods in New Mexico is recorded on video and many of those who have seen the images assure that God “helped” them to get out of danger safely.
The incident occurred in Portales, New Mexico, an area that has been heavily hit by rains, to the point of causing severe flooding. Amid the rush of nature, a mother and her two children were caught in the current.
Impressive rescue of a family in the middle of the floods in New Mexico
This weekend, a family was trapped inside their car. The red vehicle was swept about half a mile through the waters, leaving the mother and her two young children caught in the current.
Fortunately, local firefighters from Portales, New Mexico, arrived on the scene. It was a complicated rescue that even required them to extend the emergency ladder of their truck over the ravenous current to reach the car.
Family at risk from floods
“They rescue a family from a flooded car on a road in New Mexico. The firefighters had to break the rear window of the vehicle to rescue a woman and two children, who were driving on a completely flooded road, “wrote Hoy Día’s account along with the astonishing images.
Indeed, the firefighters broke the rear window of the car to be able to get the family out, while the vehicle hung from some branches. They arrived just in time to remove all the occupants of the vehicle.
The images are so shocking that the followers of Hoy Día could not stop commenting on it. In fact, there were those who assured that the rescue was God’s work: “My God, the Lord put his hand,” wrote a follower.
“What good news that they were able to rescue them safe and sound”, “Waooo”, “Thank God they are fine”, “There is holy heaven”, “Thank God and the Firemen”, “Thank God they are saved”, were some of the comments.
Staying out of harm’s way
An Internet user named Malena also took the opportunity to make a call to the community, inviting them not to put themselves at risk unnecessarily. “What happens to those people who forcefully want to pass the water currents, putting themselves in danger and those who have to go to rescue them,” he wrote.
Still, most of the comments were to thank God for the well-being of this family. “My God”, “Thank you God for directing the firefighters who are well safe”, “Thank you sir”, “how good they were rescued safely”, “Oh not that strong”, “In time they were saved from dying ”They added. WATCH THE FULL RESCUE VIDEO HERE.
Flash flood alert
The risk is not over yet. This Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood alert for the Rio Grande Valley, located in southern Texas. This alert will last until Thursday night, due to a storm system that will begin to move from west to east through the Valley.
This natural phenomenon will bring heavy rains and thunderstorms. It is estimated that it may be ‘hitting’ the cities near the Valley around midday Wednesday. “I think amounts of 2 to 4 inches will be spread out, but I think what we’re seeing here is there’s a potential of up to 4 inches more or less localized,” said Dave Houk, a meteorologist at AccuWeather.
Heavy rains are coming
“The important thing is that it will arrive in a fairly quick period, a window of six to eight hours, and it will advance from west to east through the Lower Rio Grande Valley tomorrow,” said the specialist.
Houk stressed that the greatest threat to the residents of the Valley will continue to be the floods generated by heavy rains, although he added that there is a small possibility of severe thunderstorms and even mini tornadoes. The New Herald.
Texas and Louisiana declare a state of emergency
In addition, heavy rainfall in parts of the southeastern United States, especially Texas and southwestern Louisiana, caused dangerous flooding throughout the region on Monday forcing southern states to declare a state of emergency due to severe weather, reported CNN.
A flood warning was issued for Jefferson County in Texas, as well as East Baton Rouge Parish and East Calcasieu Parish in Louisiana, which includes the city of Lake Charles. The National Weather Service (NWS) described the storm system hitting the southern US as “particularly dangerous.”
State of emergency declared due to floods in Texas and Louisiana
Total rainfall was between 7 and 15 inches in Louisiana. Roads were flooded, water-soaked cars were dumped on the street and rescue vehicles were dispatched to help people as heavy rains fell in southern Louisiana on Monday.
In some areas of western Louisiana that are still recovering from last year’s back-to-back hurricanes, more than a foot of rain fell. The NWS said in a Facebook post Monday that southern Lake Charles in western Louisiana saw 12 to 15 inches of rain in a 12-hour period.
Hundreds of flooded homes
But the rain was not limited to that area. Numerous areas in Calcasieu Parish, where Lake Charles is located, saw a total of 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 centimeters) of rain Monday. Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter told The Advocate that they did not have an exact number of flooded homes, but that it would likely be in the hundreds.
Hunter was mayor last fall when the city was hit by Hurricane Laura on August 27 and then six weeks later by Hurricane Delta. “We will continue to be resilient through this event. But I admit it would be nice if Mother Nature gave us a break, “Hunter told the newspaper.
Tornadoes are part of the threat
Parts of southeastern Texas and western Louisiana were under flash flood warnings Monday afternoon, according to the Lake Charles office of the National Weather Service.
Several inches (centimeters) of rain are also felt in parts of Arkansas. Tornadoes were also a threat when storms hit southern Louisiana. Impressive rescue of a family in the middle of the floods in New Mexico.
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