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Flooding Prompts Rescues In Douglas County

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Flooding Prompts Rescues In Douglas County

By Nancy Simpson. CREATED Apr 18, 2013

In a short amount of time, three or more inches of rain fell across Douglas County, leaving areas around Ava flooded. 

Sheriff Chris Degase says troopers used a boat to save a couple from their flooded mobile home, but ran into trouble.

Bystanders jumped into the rushing water and saved the woman from getting tangled in barbed wire.  Also a bus driver got stuck between two rising creeks. 

The driver and four kids have been camped out at a nearby house - watching TV and eating cinnamon rolls.

 

Nancy Simpson

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With a passion for news, Nancy has worked at KTTS for 15 years. Awarded Best Newscast from Missouri Broadcasters Association and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting