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Flash flooding swallows Quincy streets, prompts water rescue

Backyard flooding from Curtis Creek.
36th and Prairie Ridge. Water on golf course.

QUINCY (WGEM) — Heavy rains caused flash flooding in parts of Quincy Tuesday morning.

Quincy Fire Chief Joe Henning said fire crews rescued one person from a car in high water on Seminary Road.

Chief Henning told WGEM a rescue call came in at 6:12 am for a motorist stranded on top of their vehicle roof at 1328 Seminary Road.

Chief Henning said Engine 2, Engine 4 and the Incident Command Unit responded.

According to Chief Henning. crews used rescue lines and life jackets to execute the rescue.

After the rescue, QFD put up barricades from 12th to 18th Street on Seminary Road.

Elsewhere in Quincy, crews responded to reports of a person with her vehicle in the water on 33rd and Broadway near the Quincy Mall.

Officials say water came up above the vehicle's tires but the person was not in any danger and there were no injuries.

The heavy rain also caused creeks to rise. Water was rushing in Curtis Creek at South Park.

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Richard Denson

Richard Denson is the Morning Content Producer for WGEM News.

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