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Driver helped from car during flash flooding in New Philadelphia

| August 14, 2023

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Aug. 14, 2023) – Saturday’s storms with the tornado warning had firefighters responding to numerous calls about power lines down, fallen trees and even a water rescue in downtown New Philadelphia.

Fire Captain Matthew Graham says they were sent to help a driver whose car became stuck in the high water at 3rd St. Northwest and Esther Court just before 5 p.m. Saturday from the flash flooding.

The driver stuck in the water Saturday was not injured.

Graham says a fire lieutenant was able to get the driver out of the vehicle and safely over to the sidewalk.  They later had a tow truck come remove the car.

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