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YOUR TURN: Dump Truck Hero


This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Tammy Coleman. Coleman and others reacted to a story on our Facebook page about one of our many local heroes during the flooding. Darryles Simmons used his dump truck to evacuate many flooded families in his neighborhood until the truck itself flooded. Coleman is one of the many who Simmons helped. In her words:

I watched him from my carport for hours go back and forth getting people from the back of our neighborhood that flooded first, not realizing that we too would need to get out until it was too late. We were on the truck when it stopped. When we had to get out into the water, the children were so small that the men had to put them on their shoulders and wade through at least four feet of water for blocks. Mr. Simmons is A-1 in my book. And my other neighbors who assisted. May God bless them all.

That’s Tammy Coleman’s turn. Now it’s your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, visit us on Facebook or send an email to

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