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Crews Rescue Family After Vehicle Stalls In High Water

Haralson County emergency crews rescue a mother and her two children when their vehicle stalled after they drove into a two and-a-half-foot deep overflow late Wednesday.
 
North of Tallapoosa and Buchanan received 2 1/2 inches of rain in a short period after 6:00 last night leading to several roads being “wiped out.”
 
Haralson County Fire Chief Brian Walker says Pope Lake Road – off of Highway 100 North of Tallapoosa – “had approximately two-and-a-half-feet of water coming over it.” Walker says the driver of a mini-van attempted to drive through the collecting water—not knowing how deep it was. The van stalled and emergency crews responded. When they arrived, they found the van had between 6 to 8 inches of water inside. The family is believed to be doing fine.
 
Walker says heavy rains Monday flooded the basement of the alternative school in Buchanan. “The water rose approximately 4 feet,” he says. Flood waters Monday also floated a 500-gallon propane tank causing it to turn up side down. Walker says the tank was empty at the time of the call.
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Location : Haralson County
People : Brian Walker