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Fire and Rescue crews are on alert Thursday for rain-related accidents.
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Fire and Rescue crews are on alert Thursday for rain-related accidents.

EMT and Hazmat Tech Ricky Grierson, with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, carefully weaves in between vehicles on the slick road. He's trying to get to Montgomery General Hospital as quickly as possible to deliver a patient. That's a tougher task on a day with heavy rain and wet weather.

"A lot of people are going slower and a lot of people are afraid to move over to the other lanes and to the shoulders so it can cause a problem for us getting to the scene and to the hospital," he says.

Grierson says in between emergency calls, crews will be on the lookout for areas of standing water on the roads and rising creek levels.

They're also double-checking equipment theyre more likely to use during severe weather -- that means making sure all life jackets are in place on all response units.

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