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Friday, August 30, 2013

flood waters came quickly

Mary Phillips got the wildest ride of her 86 years Wednesday night from firefighters who put her in an inflatable boat and towed it through the raging waters of Four Mile Run that surrounded her one-story Ligonier Township home.
“It was some boat ride we had. I was more worried about them getting me out of the boat,” Phillips said on Thursday as family and friends cleaned the mud left by floodwaters that ruined carpeting and buckled flooring.
Using boats supplied by the Greensburg Fire Department's swift water rescue team, Darlington firefighters pulled Phillips and her son, David, to safety from their house along Buckstrail Lane. She got a short ride in a front loader truck to safe ground before she was taken to a Ligonier motel to spend the night.

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