The Latest: Woman, Dog Swept Into Lake By Flooding Reunite
LODI, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on a woman who survived being swept into a New York lake during flash flooding this week (all times local):
A woman and her dog have been reunited two days after they were both swept into a New York lake by flash flooding caused by torrential downpours.
Rene Halligan tells The Associated Press that her dog was caught Thursday just as she arrived at a Seneca Lake campground to look her 4-year-old mixed breed.
The 60-year-old nurse and her dog Ruby were in Halligan's camper early Tuesday morning when it was swamped by rushing water. The dog was swept away, and Halligan was momentarily trapped before escaping out the door.
Halligan was swept into the lake, where she floated for two-plus hours before being rescued. She says Ruby was spotted back at the campground Wednesday but kept running away from people.
Halligan lost her camper to the flooding. There were no fatalities and few injuries reported.
A woman who survived being swept into one of the Finger Lakes by a flash flood says she called 911 and her family to say she didn't think she'd survive the ordeal.
Rene Halligan tells The Associated Press Thursday that she was staying at a campground on Seneca Lake when her camper began filling with water around 5 a.m. Tuesday.
She says she used her cellphone to call 911 and then her daughter and boyfriend, telling them goodbye because she didn't think she was going to live.
Halligan managed to get out a door but was swept into the lake amid trees, boards and propane tanks carried away by the torrent.
She says she floated for about two hours before boaters rescued her.
Halligan's dog, Ruby, survived and remains loose at the campground.