DRY RIDGE, Ky. — A Grant County Schools bus driver and 16 students were rescued after nearly two hours of being stranded in floodwaters when a creek near the bus route overflowed its banks last week, WCPO reports.
The bus driver started picking up students on a rural road to take them to school when she saw flood waters wash over the road in front of and behind her bus, Nancy Howell, a spokeswoman for the school district told the news outlet. The flood waters rose to the bottom of the bus' doors as Boone County Water Rescue and other emergency responders rushed to the scene, according to WCPO.
Responders launched inflatable boats a mile upstream and navigated to the bus to ferry the students and driver to safety, WCPO reports. The driver and all of the students were moved in about two hours and no one was hurt in the incident. Another school bus brought the children to Grant County High School, where their families were waiting to take them home.
Despite having many country roads that are prone to flooding, school officials told the news outlet that what happened last week is a first.
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