Rescuers at Raleigh townhouse complex after heavy flooding submerge several vehicles ::

-Raleigh police allegedly helped rescue water near an apartment complex after a rainstorm early Saturday morning.

WRAL Stormtracker captured video from Brook Hill Townhomes on Dana Drive in Raleigh, close to where the rescue took place. Rescue workers could be seen preparing inflatable boats for use on the flooded roadway and parking lot.

Video and photos posted by Taha and Ali Rahmani from the scene showed several vehicles were submerged.

Floodwaters covers several vehicles outside Brook Hill Townhouses on Dana Drive.  Image credit: Taha and Ali Rahmani

This is far from the first time Brook Hill Townhomes, located in a river plain near Walnut Creek, have been visited by water rescue teams. WRAL News has coverage going back as early as 2009, when tenants were surprised to hear that their home was in a floodplain.

Floods near the water rescue near Dana Drive in Raleigh.  Image credit: Taha and Ali Rahmani

The complex was built in 1967 – 10 years before the city’s flood map was produced. The owner did not own an acquisition, later offered by Federal Emergency Management.

Officials said the apartments also flooded in 2006. Many tenants have lost property during storms without realizing they would have benefited from flood insurance in their current home.

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Raleigh police also posted photos on their Twitter showing significant flooding at West Gate and Fast Park Drive, as well as a fallen tree on Dixon Drive.

Raleigh police tweeted this photo of a drowned tree on Dixon Drive.  Image courtesy of Raleigh Police.

Be careful if you drive near one of these areas, as isolated flooding is possible around the triangle this morning.

Wake County was under a Flash Flood warning until 6 p.m. 10:45 after parts of the county had seen between 2 to 4 inches of rainfall in the last six hours overnight.

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WRAL News is working to learn more about water rescue, and will report more as details are released.


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