A woman and her cats were rescued from a flooded home in Hantsport
On Friday, a 32-year-old lady was rescued from a flooded home in Hantsport, N.S., along with her cat and dog.
Shortly after 2 p.m., RCMP, firefighters, and EHS were dispatched to Bishopville Road. AT.
When firemen arrived, the house was totally surrounded by nearly a metre of water, according to Paul Maynard, deputy fire chief with the Hantsport Fire Department.
The Halfway River was fast rising, Maynard explained.
Three firefighters dressed in water rescue gear – garments that keep firefighters dry — arrived at the home to check on the woman, according to Maynard. A water rescue crew arrived with boats as well.
The manner in which the rescue was carried out
Maynard said the woman was able to put on a rescue suit and go out of the house.
Maynard explained, We had to bring [the cat and dog] out, the cat was in a kennel, and... one of the firefighters carried the dog to safety.
The flooding was caused by rising water levels on the Halfway River, according to Paul Maynard, deputy fire chief of the Hantsport Fire Department. (Paul Maynard submitted this)
We had to move quickly since the flood was still rising, but we had time to make sure everything was safe and sturdy.
It took around 45 minutes to complete the rescue.
We respond to flood calls, flooded basements, and storm-related power outages, but I can't recall ever having to rescue someone from their own home due to a flood, Maynard said.
The extent of the house's destruction is unknown.
The house isn't in danger of being washed away or anything,Maynard added, but she'll definitely have some cleaning to do when the water goes down again.