Two Cars Rescued from Palermo Flood Waters

Heavy rains caused two cars to get stuck in high flood waters in Palermo on Thursday.

Posted: Jan 17, 2019 1:59 PM
Updated: Jan 17, 2019 4:43 PM

PALERMO, Calif. - Heavy rains caused two cars to get stuck in high flood waters in Palermo on Thursday.

At around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Cal Fire received a report of two cars stranded in flood waters on Cox Lane and Stimpson Lane. 

Cal Fire said people were not inside the cars when rescuers got to the scene. Crews later found out the drivers of both vehicles were able to escape from the cars. 

California Highway Patrol took over the scene and is working to get the cars out of the water. 

Action News Now asked Cal Fire-Butte County what areas its water team will be focusing on Thursday. 

"Right now we currently have five members that are assigned specifically to our Swift Water Team and they are going to be stationed down in the south county," said  John Gaddie, public information officer for Cal Fire. "We think there's a little more priority down here, just because the rain really hit the south county a lot harder overnight than it did in the north county." 

The Swift Water Team also responded earlier this morning to a car stuck in the water on Anita Road and Nord Hamilton Cana Highway.

No one was inside the car when it was rescued. 

Cal Fire wants to make sure people know, if you see any barricades in flood-prone areas, do not take a chance and drive through.

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