Water Rescues/Evacuations

After 5 inches of rain fell within a 12 hour period in Franklin County calls started coming in just before 6 am for water rescues.  Squad 7 was alerted several times throughout the morning to assist departments with rescues and evacuations.  At one point the Squad responded to Midvale Road and Baumgardner Lane in Blue Ridge Summit Fire Department’s first due to assist with numerous houses that needed evacuated.  A crew of six assisted with over 10 rescues/evacuations in that area before going in service.