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National Guard Get in Over Their Heads During Irene Relief Effort: VIDEO


The water in Manville, NJ following Irene was too deep for even deep water trucks.


(via reddit)

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  1. for what it's worth, from the YouTube comments:

    alright im in the nj guard and´╗┐ was called to duty and was dispatched from the station..... heres the real story to everyone blaming the soldiers... the levy in the town collapsed during the transportation mission. this camera doesnt show the water overwhelming the truck initially. the truck was already trapped in the water, they were trying to escape. know your facts before you criticize

    xarbin90 49 minutes ago

    Posted by: James | Aug 30, 2011 12:38:58 PM

  2. It's better to prove what your vehicle's limitations are in a "friendly" environment than on the battlefield.

    Posted by: gb | Aug 30, 2011 2:27:14 PM

  3. The people on the bridge sound like idiots- the men in the trucks were at least trying to help people-

    Posted by: jaragon | Aug 30, 2011 5:55:07 PM

  4. There is no levee in Manville that would have collapsed. They are also heading south, away from the town and downhill. It floods there very frequently.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 31, 2011 12:52:12 AM

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