Tuesday 24 April 2018

In Video: Stricken motorist trapped in California floods is brought to safety

The US State has been subjected to three days of heavy rainfall, leaving rescuers with their work cut out.

Firefighters from the Folsom, California., Fire Department rescue a man whose car got stuck as a flash flood washed over a road near Folsom (Kelly B Huston/California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services via AP)
Firefighters from the Folsom, California., Fire Department rescue a man whose car got stuck as a flash flood washed over a road near Folsom (Kelly B Huston/California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services via AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Rescuers have been kept busy by a powerful storm in California with one man in Sacramento county being helped from his car by a boat.

The storm dumped record rainfall in some parts and unleashed flooding that led to dramatic rescues from Los Angeles in Southern California all the way to Folsom, about 400 miles to the north.

The motorist was glad to be reached by his rescuers, who helped him step into the boat from the roof of his stricken vehicle.

The worst is now over with the rain abating.

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