Strangers push cars from Henrico flooding: ‘That is my Mom!’

Posted at 6:08 PM, Jun 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-03 22:07:49-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Flash flooding occurred in parts of Central Virginia Saturday afternoon as slow-moving storms unleashed torrential downpours.

"Some storms will produce over an inch of rain in under an hour," Meteorologist Mike Stone said.  "Multiple inches of rain will occur where storms persist. Flash flooding will develop rapidly."

As a result, Flash Flood Warnings were issued for parts of the CBS 6 viewing area. A flash flood watch was also in effect for most of the state .

Flash flooding along Cox Road at Innsbrook in Henrico County swamped cars and left drivers stranded.

Video showed FrankMcMurrough and his son, Frank Jr., spring into action and push two cars, including a Mini Cooper, out of the rising waters.

"That is my Mom!" one woman replied to the video posted on Facebook. "Thank you for helping her!!!"

The stretch of road that was flooded is near Lake Innsbrook, one of the many bodies of water at the sprawling office park complex.

AFTER THE STORM: A look at Cox Road and Lake Innsbrook on Sunday afternoon.  

Father and son push car stranded on Cox Road.

Father and son push car stranded on Cox Road.

In another video taken along Hungary Road in Henrico, a car could be seen sitting in a flooded section of the road that had been blocked off by police.

"Please use extra caution if you have to travel," warned Meteorologist Mike Goldberg. "Never try to cross a road that is covered by water!"

Roads across several counties in Central Virginia were still closed as of Sunday afternoon because of flooding or downed trees.

Occasional bands of heavy rain and storms will continue until the low pressure exits.  No severe hail or damaging winds are expected.  There will be lulls in the rain, and even some breaks for sunshine in spots.

Rain will be more focused in eastern Virginia by late in the day.  The rainfall will taper off Sunday evening, and we will dry out Sunday night.

Rainfall totals as of Sunday a.m.

Rainfall totals as of Sunday a.m.

Rainfall totals exceeded 6" in some locations.  The rain totals are estimated by Doppler radar.

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