Mother Nature has given portions of our country more rain than it can handle in recent weeks, while California is in the middle of a severe drought. With all the rain in the mid-west and the south, it had to affect getting our children back and forth to school.
A Grant County Schools bus driver, in Dry Ridge, KY, and 16 students were rescued after nearly two hours of being stranded in floodwaters when a creek near the bus route overflowed its banks. The bus driver started picking up students on a rural road when she saw waters wash over the road in front and behind her. The flood waters rose to the bottom of the bus’ doors as local rescue rushed to the scene. Responders launched inflatable boats a mile upstream, navigated to the bus and carried the students and driver to safety. It took about two hours to get them to safety and no one was hurt in the incident.
We have read about numerous people losing their lives in recent flooding. The driver and students were lucky to escape the waters thanks to the Boone County Water Rescue and other local emergency responders.