Officers save mom and 2 kids from flash flood in California: video


Police officers rescued a mother and her children who were nearly swept away during a massive flash flood in California on Monday.

As torrential rains pounded Southern California from the remnants of Tropical Storm Kay, the mother had called police about an unrelated issue on Monday afternoon, according to the SoCal News Outlet. But as the family returned to their car, an impromptu river roared down the street, nearly carrying them away.

Dashcam video from San Bernardino police shows three of their officers rescuing the mother who had lost her balance trying to cross the rapids. Officers then helped two children and others who had become stranded across the water.

No injuries were reported.

“Our officers don’t encounter whitewater floods often, but that doesn’t stop them from springing into action and saving lives,” The San Bernardino Police Chief wrote on Twitterwhom the city identifies as Chief Darren L. Goodman.

Flash floods hit the desert southwest this week

Flash flooding has caused several problems in the desert southwest this week.

San Bernadino Cops
San Bernardino police rescued a mother and her two children from a flash flood.
San Bernardino Flash Flood
The mother had lost her balance trying to cross the floodwaters.
San Bernardino Police Department

Further into San Bernardino County, flash flooding passed through the Forest Falls area, causing severe damage and leaving one person still missing. More than 120 search and rescue personnel scour the area for the missing resident as the area begins to clean up the mess.

In neighboring Los Angeles County, dozens of people were trapped after a landslide and debris flow into Lake Hughes. Los Angeles County Fire Department officials confirmed they rescued about 50 people who were taken to a nearby county fire station to meet with the American Red Cross.

Heavy rains near Oak Glen near Yucaipa sent a wall of mud through the town, burying part of a restaurant under mud feet.

Kay’s remnants have since moved to Intermountain West, where flash flooding was possible Wednesday, but drier weather had returned to Southern California.



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