Dozens were saved in water rescues in Brooklyn and Parma near Brookpark Road Wednesday afternoon.

Torrential downpour flooded Brookpark Road and several area parking lots prompting calls for water rescues.

SERT, the Southeast Emergency Response Team moved into action performing dozens of rescues using life rafts.

Officials tell WKYC's Hilary Golston the group covers several cities including Valley View, Newburgh Heights, Brooklyn and Parma.

About a dozen Burger King employees had to be rescued after waters came through he doors and windows.

West 130 to Ridge off highway 480 was an area people authorities were telling folks to avoid.

Brookpark between West 130 and Ridge Road was still shut down at 10:30 pm Wednesday.

Big creek parkway also flooded into middlebeg heights