09 September 2008
Apparently, I didn't need to travel too far to enjoy the benefits of mother nature. On Saturday, New Hampshire experienced the remnants of Hannah. During the day shift, we had some seriously sick people, air quality was bad for several days prior and difficulty breathing was the call of the day. After a shift change nap, I spent all night picking up soaking wet crazy and or homeless people. We started with an elderly man who ignored the "don't drive through water" maxim and found out half way through that his little sedan wasn't going to get through 4 feet of water, the FD actually broke out the boat to get him and evacuated several houses near by that were flooded. Amazingly, by 3 or 4 am the vast majority of the standing water was gone and all we were left with were soaking wet patients.