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At the peak of flooding on Sunday evening, Caleb Hartsell headed out from the East Bay Domino’s pizza with 4 orders while the clock was ticking. After driving through plenty of flooded streets and getting the first two to the door within minutes, he turned onto Smith St. and saw half a block under about a foot and a half of water.

After a line of cars ahead of him turned around, he decided to brave it and plowed through. Once he parked on the other side, he simply took his shoes off and walked back into it. An astonished girl opened the door to see him standing in front of the water.

Matter of factly, he collected the payment and walked back into the rippling river of a road. He still had another delivery to make and there were orders piling up back at the store.

Hartsell has been working for Domino’s for two months and said,”It’s definitely been one of the craziest days, because of the flooding and all.”

For the $18.00 order of two medium pizzas and a 2 liter of soda, he got a $4.00 tip.

He wasn’t disappointed in the tip, but said, “my craziest tip was when I delivered to a frat house and they had a stripper. I got invited in, but it was like 3’oclock in the afternoon, you know?” He declined the offer.

Some video of flooding around downtown on Sunday:



Smith and Vanderhorst

Calhoun near Rutledge


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