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Police body camera video captures tense moments as a woman is rescued from raging floodwaters in Arizona.

Sadly, the woman’s dog was unable to be located in the unforgiving water. Volunteers and loved ones continue to search for the missing and beloved pet.

KPXN out of Arizona reports, “The video released from the Apache Junction Police Department shows two officers, one detention officer and a Mesa firefighter working to save the woman after she became stranded in Weekes Wash.”

The video is a dramatic depiction of the terror, panic, and urgency created in flood-related rescues. The woman trapped in the car is clearly concerned for her dog and struggling to access her own rescue without assurance that her pet will also be with her.

WARNING: The following video contains graphic language that some viewers will find offensive and content that may be upsetting to animal lovers.

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Heavy rains caused severe flash flooding forcing many roads to close. The report states that AJPD responded to over 24 flood-related calls including stranded motorists and water on roadways.

In a related KPXN report, a woman described having to leave her home because of the flooding.

“‘I said I gotta go, I gotta go now, I have to get out now,’ the woman said after telling 12News the water was nearly two feet deep. ‘I said, ‘goodbye sweet home, I gotta go. I give it to you, Jesus,’ she said.”

Flash flooding can be deceptive. It doesn’t take much rushing water to create a crisis situation.

“Two feet of water can wash a vehicle downstream, according to the Flood Control District of Maricopa County, and six inches of flowing water can knock someone off their feet.”

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Ready.gov provides a downloadable fact sheet on how to “Be Prepared for a Flood.”

First responders are committed to rescuing all living beings at risk but trained to prioritize human lives.

In July of this year, a New Jersey detective demonstrated the lengths to which first responders will go to rescue beloved pets at risk when she rescued a dog from a burning building while the residents were not at home.

These stories are strong reminders to pray for the hearts and safety of first responders who regularly face life-and-death situations.

CORRECTION, AUGUST 12, 2022: For clarity purposes, Liftable.com has removed the News category from this article.

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Lori Stanley Roeleveld is a writer, speaker, Christian coach and disturber of hobbits who enjoys making comfortable Christians late for dinner. She’s authored five books with a sixth on the way. Though she has degrees in Psychology and Biblical Studies, Lori learned the most from studying her Bible in life’s trenches. Rhode Islander. Wife, mom, grandmom, retired homeschool parent, part-time giant-slayer. Visit her at www.loriroeleveld.com.
Lori Stanley Roeleveld is a writer, speaker, Christian coach and disturber of hobbits who enjoys making comfortable Christians late for dinner. She’s authored five books with a sixth on the way. Though she has degrees in Psychology and Biblical Studies, Lori learned the most from studying her Bible in life’s trenches. Rhode Islander. Wife, mom, grandmom, retired homeschool parent, part-time giant-slayer. Visit her at www.loriroeleveld.com.




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