Tuesday, May 15, 2012
As midnight struck so did the lightning and thunder as the King of Prussia area got hit with severe thunderstorms. With the steady downpour came the steady stream of emergencies over the various radio frequencies from the Montgomery County Communications Center. The 1st call for the volunteers came from Chester County. Tower 47 was requested to assist station 2 (Berwyn) on a dwelling fire off West Valley Road. Once Tower 47 arrived on scene Berwyn units had the situation under control and the Tower was reassigned on a water rescue at Old Forge Crossing. As the Tower Ladder was busy traveling the hills of Chester County the fire company was dispatched for a water rescue on N. Gulph Road near the Schuylkill Expressway. Rescue, Squad, Traffic and Chief 47 responded in that direction and upon arrival found numerous vehicles stranded in high water. Fire company personnel removed numerous occupants from their vehicles and assisted them to higher ground.