On September 1st, 2021 the remnants of Hurricane Ida struck the region leaving a path of devastation. This led to tornados and major flooding in the region. The Schuylkill River hit a major flood stage by 10 pm cresting at a record height of 26.85 feet. This was significantly above predictions leaving many needing evacuated from their residence across the region. Marine 56 operated for approximately 24 hours. While in operation Marine 56 was dispatched to over 20 swift-water rescues, boat rescues, evacuations, and walk-in rescues. These rescues took place across the region in Upper Merion, Bridgeport, Lower Providence, and Upper Providence. Over 13 saves were made while in operation. This flooding was more than we had ever seen in the township and region. 100's of rescues were made across the county from vehicles who had driven around barriers and drove through flooded roadways, looking back on this devastation we continue to preach to please obey the barriers and fire police officers directing traffic around flooded roadways and to #TurnAroundDontDrown.