NEWHALL (CBSLA.com) — Video from the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s office shows a dramatic rescue of three people trapped in two different flooded cars near the Santa Clarita River.
Just after 3 p.m. Saturday, fire crews responded to Meadview Avenue and Placeritos Boulevard where water was rushing and flooding the road from Friday’s storm
L.A. County Fire Department extended a ladder to two people in a car submerged in water. A man and his daughter were able to get on the roof of the car and then onto the ladder. Shortly after, a second car drifted along and fire crews were able to extend a ladder and rescue that man as well.
Neighbors in the Newhall area near the Master’s College watched anxiously as firefighters extended a ladder from their truck for the rescue.
Cheryl Child could only think of her own daughter as she watched on.
“How scary it must’ve been for that little girl,” Child said.
No injuries were reported.
People in this area say this latest series of rain has caused a set of homes to be blocked off by the moving water.
Making matters worse, some of them have medical conditions and they’re not able to tend to them.
“It’s not passable. The fire department can’t get through. We haven’t had any garbage collection for three weeks,” a neighbor said.