posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 02:01 PM
Just watching CNN's video of flood rescue in Oklahoma. They're showing these rescue choppers flying very low to pick people up stranded in the water
covering the streets. First off, there are two empty seats in the chopper, and they are making the people being rescued hang onto the landing skids
instead of letting them into the chopper while they are flown to safety.
Second, the water is ankle deep or less in the video shown, these people could easily have walked to dry land, as well there are rooftop rescues shown
where the boat will pull up to rescue people off their roofs and the rescuers just get out of the boat and walk over to the house, again the water is
only ankle deep.
Anyone have any ideas as to why this is such a dramatic rescue, as CNN says? I don't quite see the necessity of choppers, boats and hovercrafts to
rescue people when they could just walk a couple blocks in ankle deep water to dry land, there is a bridge or road nearby where people are being taken
to, I'm sure buses could take them to shelters from there.
Very odd, IMO.
[edit on 19-8-2007 by truthseeker420]