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A Boat Kept Erica Mae Safe

Erica Mae and her family's experience during the August 2013 floods which affected her community illustrate why every flood prone community needs a well trained rescue team equipped with a rescue boat.

When rapidly rising flood waters trapped Eric and his two month old baby Erica Mae on his home's second story he had few options. "If there hadn't been a boat, I would have made a raft out of wood and styrofoam for Erica and swum toward higher ground." The dangers of putting a baby on an improvised raft in fast moving floo