The Lexington Fire Department received a request for assistance from eastern Kentucky to send swiftwater crews to Lost Creek to assist with the flooding in that region. They sent a team of nine members along with two boats. Their mission was to rescue people who were trapped by the flood waters.
They also deployed their Mobile Ambulance Bus (MAB) with a crew of three to Campton, to aid in the evacuation of one of the local medical centers. The MAB can transport up to 20 patients, and is equipped with air conditioning, oxygen and other medical necessities.
After working all day, the crews’ total number of rescued stood at 85. Likewise, the MAB also returned to Fayette County with nine patients on board. They coordinated with regional EMS services to transport patients to multiple regional and local hospitals.
Lexington will continue to support the rescue efforts in eastern Kentucky and add resources as needed. Please keep the families and businesses in your thoughts and prayers as they continue to face new challenges in the days to come.
– Photos courtesy of Lexington FD & Laura Mead