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Flooding chaos, water rescues in D.C. area after Tuesday downpour

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 00:58

Fire officials rescue local woman from her car trapped in rising floodwaters in the D.C. metro area. Nathan Frandino reports.

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With roads looking more like swamps, fire officials in the D.C. metro area had to bring in boats Tuesday to rescue residents trapped in floodwaters. Heavy downpours triggered flash flooding that closed several suburban roads, including this portion of Beach Drive near Connecticut Avenue, where a family of three had to be brought to safety. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOY LIENINGER, RESCUED WOMAN, SAYING: "It was very scary, sitting there in the car watching the water get by your tire and the grass disappearing and the water coming, I was thinking about getting up and sitting atop of the car, but we'll see what happens from here." The family was treated by emergency officials on the scene. This same weather system caused simular chaos throughout the northeast, dropping 13 inches of rain in New York and flooding surrounding areas.

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Flooding chaos, water rescues in D.C. area after Tuesday downpour

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 00:58