Michigan State Police Send Crew That Saved 7 in Vermont Floods
The flooding going on in the state of Vermont has been overwhelming and that is why the Michigan State Police sent out a water rescue team to help.
The flooding in Vermont is the worst the state has experienced since Tropical Storm Irene hit the shores of the east coast in 2011.
Citizens of Vermont have described seeing waterfalls, mudslides, blocked roads, and bridges have been completely washed away. Many people are unable to leave their homes or get to them because of the water or damaged roads.
The only good news regarding the Vermont flooding is no deaths or injuries have been reported thus far.
As of Tuesday morning, over 100 people have had to be rescued across the state of Vermont and that number is still climbing. Officials are saying it will take several days to rescue everyone who is trapped and with more rain coming on Thursday things may only get worse for the people of Vermont.
Michigan State Police Send Water Rescue Team to Vermont
Anytime there is a disaster in this country you better believe there will be some Michiganders who will volunteer to lend a helping hand. Big props to the Michigan State Police for lending their hand by sending the people of Vermont a water rescue team to help get some of the people who are trapped back to safety.
According to WOOD, the Michigan Task Force 1 team deployed to Vermont on Monday and has already rescued seven men and women and even one dog. The 8-person team left Michigan with four boats and three pickup trucks to assist emergency crews in Vermont. The team will continue to help rescue Vermont residents and then return to Michigan on July 19.