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  • Supervisor Bronson involved in storm-related rescue

    Aug 09, 2016 | Read More News
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    On Tuesday morning, August 9, Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson was rescued by the Tucson Fire Department after her County vehicle was swept into a flooded wash.

    At approximately 9:30 a.m., Supervisor Bronson was traveling east on Fort Lowell Road and turned south on Balboa Street to avoid flooding that resulted from the remnants of Tropical Storm Javier.  At that point, her vehicle was swept by flood waters into the Cemetery Wash, ultimately coming to rest against the culvert beneath Oracle Road.

    Bronson called 9-1-1 and the Tucson Fire and Police Departments arrived on scene and conducted a swift-water rescue as her vehicle was filling with water.

    “I want to express my appreciation to the Tucson Fire and Police Departments for their professionalism and heroism,” Bronson said.  “This was an extraordinary storm and illustrates that when even driving on roads that are not barricaded, there is a potential risk.”