New Jersey experienced extreme flooding over the weekend, and one of those affected was a bride on her way to her wedding, who had to be rescued by the local police.
Saturday the Bogota Police Department posted a video on their Facebook page of the rescue, as they helped the bride – all decked out in her wedding dress – climb from the roof of her car into the rescue vehicle.
The police department wrote:
“Unfortunately due to the quickly rising flood waters, this bride, her new husband and wedding party friends, got a rough start on things. The fortunate thing, is we were able to help them through their first rough patch. Obviously their day has not gone as planned, so let’s congratulate them on their wedding and give them best wishes for a lifetime of love and adventure, starting now!”
Sunday morning, the Bogota Police Department posted the following update:
We would like to thank you all for the kind words and comments to the bride and groom on our last post, which has brought much attention. There were many people taking pictures and videos in the area during that time and we wanted to keep the decorum professional, because they already have been through enough on their special day.
If you are from the area, you know that it is flood prone. Within an hour yesterday, Bogota got over an inch of rain. This was not the normal flood!! This came to over 4 ft high from up stream, in less than 15 minutes‼️
Fortunately, through the military Law Enforcement Surplus Program, approved by the Bogota Mayor and Council, we had the correct equipment to help these newlyweds, by using our newest fleet addition Humvee.
Like we said, we hope the bride and groom had a great wedding day and we wish nothing but the best for them. If you know them, please pass that message along to them.