Firefighters rescue drivers stranded in flooded Phoenix wash

Posted at 12:31 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 14:31:07-04

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    PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) — Phoenix firefighters saved the day Tuesday as they came to the rescues of multiple drivers who got stranded as they tried to drive through flooded washes.

Our state has seen record rainfall, with Tuesday ranking as the 10th wettest day in Arizona history, according to the National Weather Service.

One of the most hazardous areas in the Valley appeared to be in north Phoenix, as morning storms dumped water in washes on the roads near 44th Street and Tatum, an area known as Tatum Basin.

As our chopper flew over head we saw dozens of cars up to their hubcaps as drivers tried to make it through the flooded washes.

Not everyone made it, and we saw many cars stall out and the drivers remained stuck. Even a city bus had a hard time getting through.

Luckily, Phoenix firefighters were able to make it through the high water in their fire truck.

One after another, firefighters pulled drivers , passengers and even children from the stranded cars and brought them to safety in the firetrucks.

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