3 Women Join Forces To Push Elderly Couple’s Car Out Of Floodwaters

Friday, May 1st 2020, 10:05 pm
By: Tess Maune

A trio of women has taken social media by storm after helping push an elderly couple out of floodwaters Tuesday night.

As the rain came down Tuesday, the streets at 41st and Sheridan filled with water. Several cars that tried to make through stalled out leaving them stranded.

We're told an elderly couple was stuck inside one of the cars, with no one stopping to help until a woman came wading through the floodwaters.

She pulled off her sandals and started to push, while the whole ordeal played out on live TV.

“Wow,” said News On 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer. “Not going to mess with her. She's strong.”

For several minutes the woman slowly rolled the car uphill, barefoot, alone when a jeep with two girls inside stopped. Madyson and Scottlynn Silva jumped out.

“We saw a lot of people just driving by, kind of splashing her and we were like, 'we should stop and help her,’” said Madyson.

So, they did.

“When we got over there, she was kind of relieved, like, 'Oh, thank God,’” said Scottlynn.

But the Silvas said they played just a small role, compared to the other woman.

“She had been pushing so long and we just kind of helped her push it a little bit,” Madyson said.

The two didn't get the woman's name, and even though we've tried at News On 6, it's still a mystery to us as well.

“Just shocked that nobody knows who she is,” Madyson said.

But what we do know is the three women overshadowed the storms that night with folks cheering them at home and on social media.

“It was kind of cool that people were like, 'Ah, girl power,’” said Scottlynn.

They showed Oklahoma what it means to be Tulsa tough and that even in a storm, we're in it together.

“If you see someone, help them. Do whatever you can, don't just splash them driving by because that doesn't help anything,” Scottlynn said.

Several businesses have reached out wanting to do something special for the mystery woman.

If you know her, send News On 6 or Tess a message on social media.