Flooding prompts water rescues in D.C. region
As heavy rain continues to fall in already waterlogged Washington region, crews have been working full-time rescuing people stranded in the raging waters.
The flooding was fed by drenching rains that cause rainfall totals to top 7 inches in the region, while people were forced to evacuate their homes and others were pulled out of harm’s way.
Here’s a list of some of the water rescues reported in the Metro region:
- Prince William County fire and rescue workers, with help from Fauquier County and Stafford County, responded to 24 swift water rescue calls and 40 flood related hazard calls with no reported weather-related injuries.
- Montgomery County Fire released images of a water rescues near Bradley Boulevard and Kendale Road.
- Prince George's County Fire reports three people were pulled from cars stuck in standing water on Croom Road near Douglas High School. No one injured.
- People were rescued from three vehicles at Woodyard Road and Rosaryville Road in Rosaryville.
- A driver was pulled from a car stranded in high water at Pinewood Drive and Lucy Drive in Waldorf.
- ABC7 reports a water rescue in Bowie where people were safely pulled from three cars that were stuck in high water on Millstream Drive.
- Prince George's County Fire crews rescued several vehicles stranded in high water in the Brandywine area.
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