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12 rescued, more flooding expected in Central Virginia

Richmond City crews spent the day clearing out clogged drains in an effort to get as much water off the streets as possible in preparation for future floods.
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Posted at 6:57 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 18:57:56-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond firefighters rescued 12 people from cars and a store trapped by rising water on Wednesday.

A flash flood watch remains in effect until 2 AM for a large part of the Tidewater as well as parts of the Piedmont, including Richmond. The rain will gradually diminish overnight, with quiet conditions Friday morning.

The ground is still nearly saturated in many areas, making flash flooding a high likelihood in locations that experience heavy rain.

Richmond City crews spent the day clearing out clogged drains in an effort to get as much water off the streets as possible in preparation for future floods.

Additionally, flooding businesses had cleaning crews working to pump out and suck up as much water as they can before trying to dry out flooded businesses.

On Main St. in Richmond a car was seen with water rushing around and over it.