Hard rains flood homes, cars in Camden

August 30, 2009 6:58:29 AM PDT
Some homeowners in the Delaware Valley are working hard Sunday morning drying out their flooded basements. The Action Cam was on the 1500 block of South 8th Street in Camden late Saturday night. More than three and a half inches of rain fell... over the span of an hour, and that was more than enough to flood basements in nearly a dozen homes.

Homeowners say this has happened at least twice before, despite complaints to the city.

In all at least 10 homes were damaged in last night's flooding.

A bunch of people will have to make a call to their auto insurance companies.

The Action Cam was at 10th and Kaighn Avenues in Camden overnight, where we found 5 to 6 cars stranded in high water. And at Route 130 in Pennsauken firefighters helped a car owner push a vehicle out of the high water.

In Pennsylvania a neighbor came to the rescue of a woman and her baby who became trapped in a flooded Upper Darby apartment Saturday night.

A resident on the 700 block of Marshall Road noticed heavy rain. She ran outside to check on her neighbor and found her stranded.

The neighbor, Ms. Frasier, tells Action News, "When I came to the window, I knocked on the window and said, 'Get up here and open the window and give me the baby.'"

The mother was able to hand the baby to safety though a kitchen window. She was then able to break another window to get herself out.

Both mom and baby were taken to the hospital as a precaution.


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