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Woman saved from car during flood in Hobbs

Faith Egbuonu
May 14, 2019 08:04 PM

HOBBS, N.M. — About two and a half inches of rain poured in Hobbs Monday. 


 "It just picked up out of nowhere, and everything just started flooding. We started seeing trash cans floating around... everything," said Perry Chee. 

Chee and his friend James were terrified when they spotted a woman's car floating nose down while she was inside. 

"I pulled her out, and it started flooding some more. She said we need to get my car out, so I said alright ...let's go get it, and pulled her all the way down here, down to McCoy's," Chee said. 

Thankfully, the woman is alive and well, but her car is totaled. Her royal blue Chevy Cruze has been parked in the McCoy's parking lot since Monday.

"The water went into the intake of the vehicle, sucked it out into the piston holes, and basically water locked the engine. So, the engine actually failed, she could go no further," said James Roll, who was also at the scene. 

Overall, Chee is grateful the situation wasn't as bad as it could've been.

"Pretty much we did get her to safety, and that's what my pride and joy was for yesterday," Chee said.


Faith Egbuonu

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