Man floating down street grabs social media attention


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Updated: 8/13/2013 10:29 pm Published: 8/13/2013 9:48 pm


In one Washington County neighborhood, streets and cars went underwater fast Tuesday.

Around noon, parts of Dewey went underwater, including the neighborhood in the 600 block of Seminole Avenue.

Lisa Drumm says she heard it sprinkling and then suddenly it started to downpour.

"I was like this crazy and stood out there and watched it," said Drumm.

From her friend's porch she recorded video of the flash flood on her cellphone.

"It was wild," said Drumm.

She went outside and saw her husband's blue Honda Civic and her red Pontiac going under water.

"I was like, 'Drumm look,' in 10 minutes it was passed the mailboxes," said Drumm.

When a truck drove by she thought her cars would float away.

"My husband's car hit the curb and my car did the same thing and they started floated and I was like 'Please God, don't leave," said Drumm.

That's when her friend Candice Cramer came home for her lunch break and was stranded.

"It was coming fast," said Cramer.

She drives a GMC Yukon and her SUV couldn't make it though so her neighbor helped.

"She gave me a pair of shorts, so I waded across the street and walked down here and waded," said Cramer.

Then she saw her neighbor grab a float device.

"We watched him get on his raft and walk all the way up the street," said Cramer.

Dylan Oates said he's always wanted to float when it flooded in his neighborhood.

"I've thought about it before but we never had a floaty. I found a floaty and decided to float down the street," said Oates. "It was fun for the 10 minutes that it lasted,”
Drumm posted the video and Cramer posted the picture to Facebook.

He didn't think his float and backstroke would capture so much attention on social media.

That National Weather Service reported more than two inches of rain fell in Dewey since midnight and a majority came down during the afternoon flash flood.

The Washington County Emergency Management Director reports there no injuries or severe damage from the flash flood.

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