Responders answer calls in the rain storm aftermath
COLUMBIA - Heavy wind and rain last night resulted in a hectic phone line for emergency responders.
Boone County fire departments and Boone Electric Cooperative were called to multiple locations to respond to fallen power lines and flooded ground.
While a home off Hicks Drive experienced an electricity outage, another off Svena Drive experienced a tumbled power line as well as 3 feet worth of flooding after the creek behind that home overflowed.
The Boone County Fire Protection District battalion chief reminded people to be cautious under less-than-ideal weather conditions.
"People that are stranded out here, there are cars on either side of the road trying to get home, waiting for the water to recede, again people need to think about not driving through the water," Leake said. "Think about the fact of if I'm safe in my car and I can't get to my home, maybe I can wait a little while and let that water recede before I progress on through."
Leake said it is the responders' priority to visit the site of each emergency call, effectively secure the scene and respond to the next emergency call.