A woman in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, was saved by several Good Samaritans at a Chick-fil-A on Friday after the woman’s car was suddenly swept away by a flood.
In the midst of an extreme storm, a woman attempted to drive through rising waters near a Chick-fil-A restaurant and mall. As she slowed her vehicle at a stop sign, the car was carried by floodwaters into a nearby drainage ditch, according to WHNT-TV. A group of passerbys acted swiftly to save the woman. They locked arms, forming a human chain, and successfully pulled the driver to safety.
According to Kaycee Brooks Karcher, who captured a video of the harrowing experience on Facebook, the woman’s “car was filling with water and she was stuck inside.”
Karcher’s video was picked up by local news outlets, eventually garnering the attention of Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends,” which aired the video on Sunday morning. Karcher’s video has already been viewed more than 27,000 times on Facebook.
"There was running water, moving water, across the roadway. When she stopped at the stop sign, the current of the water pulled her vehicle into the drainage ditch," said Captain Tommy Skipworth of Muscle Shoals Police Department, reported WHNT. "If there's moving water in the roadway, you need to stop and go the other way."
Alabama was hit with extreme weather on Friday as remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy caused a number of flash floods, power outages and high winds. Near Birmingham, Alabama, a tornado struck, injuring four and causing severe damage to numerous homes and cars.
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