Dozens saved in Brooklyn water rescues after torrential downpour

Dozens saved from flood waters in Brooklyn

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

A 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 doors and windows.

West 130th Street to Ridge off I-480 was an area that authorities were telling folks to avoid. Brookpark between West 130 and Ridge Road was still shut down as of 10:30 pm Wednesday.

Big Creek Parkway was also flooded into Middleburg Heights.

Hilary Golston was on hand to witness the flooding and rescues up close. She filed the following Facebook Live reports during the evening:

 

 

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