Heavy Rain Floods Streets In Worcester


FROM OUR WBZ WEATHER WATCHERS. GENERALLY 2 TO 4+ ACROSS THE REGION. A FEW MORE RANGERS PLUS A LOT OF WIND IN THE WEEKEND FORECAST. WE WILL LOOK AT THAT COMING UP IN A FEW. WITH FIVE INCHES OF RAINFALL THAT FAST, IT IS A PROBLEM. ROADS FLOODED OUT SO QUICKLY IN WORCESTER THE CITY TWEETED OUT A WARNING TO STAY INSIDE. A LOT OF PEOPLE DID NOT HEED THAT WARNING, KATIE BRACE IS LIVE IN WORCESTER. Reporter: LISA AND DAVID, THIS IS WHY THE CITY TWEETED OUT THE WARNING. TAKE A LOOK, THIS IS WHAT MANY ROWS IN WORCESTER LOOK LIKE, SIMPLY FLOODED OUT. THIS IS SOUTHBRIDGE STREET, ONE OF MANY MAJOR ROADWAYS IN THE CITY THAT ARE SIMPLY IMPASSABLE. DRIVING AROUND WORCESTER IS A NIGHTMARE AND AS YOU CAN SEE, MANY PEOPLE SIMPLY HAD TO LEAVE THEIR CARS. WATER ABOUT THREE FEET DEEP ROOTED ALEXANDRA DAVIS AND HER FAMILY. IT WAS ON MY LEG, LIKE THIS HIGH. IT WAS RIDICULOUS. Reporter: AS THEY LEFT DINNER ON PARK AVENUE IN WORCESTER. THEY WERE MOPPING THE FLOORS AND PUSHING THE WATER OUTSIDE. THAT’S WHEN EVERYONE STARTED PEEKING OUT THE WINDOWS AND SO WE LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW AND THE WATER WAS LITERALLY SKYHIGH, WHEELS COVERED, DOOR COVERED, NO WAY TO GET IN AND WE SEE THE CAR WOBBLING. Reporter: THEY TOOK A COUPLE OF VIDEOS, FIREFIGHTERS SHOWED UP TO HELP THEM ACROSS THE STREET. WITHOUT A CAR, DAVIS AND COMPANY CALLED A FRIEND FOR A RIDE WHO COULD ONLY GET SO FAR. ALL OF A SUDDEN I WAS UP TO MY KNEES AND THIGHS IN WATER. HIS CAR WAS LITERALLY ALMOST FLOATING. THEN THE FIREMEN WENT OUT AND SAID WE WILL TAKE CARE OF THAT. Reporter: PAUL, WHO HAS LIVED IN THIS AREA ALL HIS LIFE, ADMITS THE FLASH FLOODING WAS UNIQUE. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A FLASH FLOOD LIKE THAT. Reporter: DAVIS WAS READY TO SPEND THE NIGHT BACK AT HOME. CHAOS. THERE WERE CARS STUCK IN THE ROAD, PEOPLE TRYING TO WALK AROUND BUT THEY ADVISE PEOPLE NOT TO WALK ON THE STREET BECAUSE OF MANHOLES. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HAD JUST LEFT AND THERE WERE CARS GETTING INTO ACCIDENTS, LOOKING LIKE THEY WERE FLOATING AWAY. IT WAS JUST CRAZY. Reporter: JUST BEFORE WE JOINED YOU, A GENTLEMAN ACTUALLY WAS COMING OUT OF THIS WATER BECAUSE HE HAD TO GET HIS GROCERIES OUT OF HIS CAR, THAT IS COMPLETELY UNDERWATER AS

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