98-year-old Mae Amburgey survived the Kentucky floods after her granddaughter Missy Crovetti posted an alarming photograph of her grandmother sitting on a bed surrounded by feet of water.
This is the amazing moment when a good Samaritan saved a 98-year-old woman and her family who were trapped in their home by “devastating and deadly” flooding in Kentucky, which has killed 28 people.
Missy Crovetti of Green Oaks, Illinois, stated that her grandmother Mae Amburgey, uncle Larry Amburgey, and brother Gregory Amburgey were at the Whitesburg, Kentucky, home when it was entirely flooded, with photographs revealing that Mae, age 98, sitting on her nearly drowned bed.
On his way to acquire gas on Thursday morning, a local man named Randy Polly encountered flooding that left him trapped near Mae’s residence.
He photographed the moment he witnessed a “hero” save Mae and her family from rising waves. At approximately 9 a.m., while filming from a small distance, the man swam to the house and began hammering on the door and window before entering the home and assisting in removing the family members.
According to Missy Crovetti, who spoke to CNN, it took around thirty minutes to rescue the unknown man, and all three of the man’s relatives are claimed to be safe and doing well.
Mr. Polly told the news source that as he saw this scene unfold, he could hear people yelling, “Get me assistance, get me help,” and that 911 calls were ineffective because emergency services were “overwhelmed” and “unresponsive” to his calls.
Governor Andy Beshear of Kentucky said that bodies will continue to be discovered ‘for weeks’ as the death toll from terrible flooding increased to 28 on Sunday and rescuers continued their arduous search for victims.
Some portions of the hilly terrain remain inaccessible as a result of the flooding in the state’s eastern region, which converted roads into rivers, destroyed bridges, and swept away homes. Intermittent rain and weak mobile phone service further complicate rescue efforts.
In Kentucky, rescuers are conducting door-to-door searches in deteriorating weather conditions as they prepare for a long and arduous endeavor to locate victims of flooding that devastated the state’s eastern region.