Water Rescues

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A wild afternoon of severe weather made roadways dangerous in Colorado Springs. Flash flooding stranded dozens of drivers and pushed rescue crews into action.

Last year the fire department reported more than 20 calls for high water rescue. On Tuesday they exceeded that number.

It looked like anything but the first day of summer. Flooded streets and roadways that seemed more like river beds. In about an hour's time, streets were waist deep in water and hail, cars weren't moving, and dozens of people needed help and fast. Rescue crews say they rescued 30 people that ended up trapped in vehicles.

Experts say there are a few things to keep in mind during heavy rain storms. They says don't drive through flooded areas, even if you think you can make it through. Abandon the car if it stalls in water, and stay away from hazards like downed power lines.