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Helicopter Delivers Life Jackets for People Stranded in Uvalde Floodwaters

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A helicopter delivered a bundle of life jackets to people surrounded by floodwaters in Chalk Bluff Park in Uvalde, Texas, on Sunday, August 12, as part of a rescue operation west of San Antonio carried out by the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office.Heavy rainfall triggered flooding from the Nueces River, resulting in the river rising about 12 feet after seven inches of rain fell over the weekend, according to KSAT. The Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office reported that several people were stranded in Chalk Buff Park due to the flooding and were unable to exit. Emergency personnel swept the river and had rescued at least 27 people, as of writing.Footage posted by the sheriff’s office shows a helicopter carrying life jackets to a group of people standing in the bed of a truck that is partially submerged in floodwaters.“Holt Helicopters are on scene assisting all emergency personnel and delivering life jackets to persons in the river,” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook. “Continue prayers for all first responders and families that need rescue.” Credit: Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful

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