Emergency responders prepare for possible flash flood scenarios

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MANCHESTER, MO (KTVI) – With the possibility of rain and flash flooding this holiday weekend, many first responders are making sure they’re prepared for dangerous situations along low-lying areas and rivers.

Firefighters with West County EMS and Fire are taking no chances with the heavy rain expected and are gathering and preparing all of their equipment beforehand, ready to go at a moment’s notice to assist the public if called upon.

Crews have spent countless hours out on the river making water rescues.

With thousands of people planning to pack and head to the waterways for boating and camping trips, emergency crews are reminding people to be safe this Fourth of July Weekend.

Emergency responders said the department will constantly monitor water conditions, including currents and tides.