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Joseph Savala carries woman to car amid flooding in San Diego



Joseph Savala carries woman to car amid flooding in San Diego
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SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — Joseph Savala is a service advisor at Evans Tire & Service Facilities within the Halfway District. He mentioned the widespread rain on Saturday didn’t appear too regarding at first.

“This morning there have been simply little puddles right here and there — was somewhat puddle that began right here on the from of the store,” Savala informed FOX 5. “The subsequent factor you realize, the entire road bought flooded and simply pushed all of the water in and it simply rose up.”

An aged buyer was ready for her automotive to be serviced on the time.

“Very first thing I did was take the shopper that was inside to the again the place it was dryer on the time,” mentioned Savala. “And subsequent factor you realize the whole lot was speeding within the again and it bought worse.”

He says the water was about shin excessive and the shopper was involved.

“She requested me ‘how I’m going to get to my automotive?’ And I informed her I’ll carry her if I’ve to,” Savala defined.

Cellular phone video exhibits Savala carrying the girl by the flooded store to her automotive.

“My grandmother raised me and if my grandma was on this scenario, I hope somebody would the identical for her,” he continued.

After clients had been out safely, they now needed to care for the gear.

“Computer systems had been going to get moist, so we needed to take these off put them on prime of the counters, transfer a whole lot of issues round. Tire machines had been getting moist,” mentioned Savala.

This isn’t the primary time the shop has flooded. The tire store needed to shut for a couple of month for repairs and renovations after the January 22 storms.

“As a result of they needed to redo the whole lot,” mentioned Savala. “The partitions, put new machines in there. We simply opened three weeks in the past and it occurred once more.”

Now he’s able to get again to work and assist with individuals tire wants.

“Cleanup Monday morning and get the whole lot rock and rolling for our clients,” he mentioned.

Savala mentioned although they needed to shut the store earlier on Saturday, the injury wasn’t too unhealthy this time round. They anticipate to reopen early subsequent week on Monday or Tuesday.

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