Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Flooding strikes Moose Jaw

Wakamow Valley submersed in water from ice jams on river 
Lisa Goudy/Times-Herald
Wakamow Valley is seen in its flooded state on March
18, 2015. Moose Jaw firefighter Koel Nerland rescued a
woman from this vehicle on the evening of March 17, 2015.

By Lisa Goudy

Koel Nerland can still feel the chill of the water up to his hips from rescuing a woman from a car when flooding hit.

"I just waded out there in my regular gear. I was frozen to death,” said Nerland, a firefighter with the Moose Jaw Fire Department (MJFD), on Wednesday morning.

“I grabbed her out of the car and two huge icebergs came up and pushed me up against a wire and I almost lost her there in the water.”

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