TPD: Assessing flooding with High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles | News
Tampa, Florida-- Tampa residents may have seen spotted unusual vehicles driving through the flooded areas throughout Tropical Storm Debby's presence.
According to Tampa Police, the department purchased four High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV), used for assessing floods to reopen streets, and searching for damage and stranded motorists.
Police say each vehicle cost the $1,000, though they are valued at $36,000 each.
They were manufactured in 1995 and are capable of traveling through three feet of water.