Springfield firefighters rescue seven people from Berlin Street ramp flooding

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Up to eight inches of rain fall flowed in some areas in Springfield, Saturday afternoon.

One Springfield driver told 22News, he was thankful Springfield Fire came to his rescue.

“It was raining very hard and then I didn’t realize that so much water was under the bridge, and I was slowly going,” said Victor James of Springfield. “When I reached into the middle I realized I couldn’t go further, and water reached me way up past my waist, coming up.”

A flash flood warning had been issued for South Central Hampshire County and Central Hampden County until 5:15 p.m., Saturday afternoon.

A flash flood warning means that flooding will occur quickly and could be life threatening for those who try to drive through flooded roads or underpasses.

You can also see flood waters caught on camera on Boston Road near the Eastfield Mall in Springfield.

“The water was so high up, so you had to go slow because most of the ones that I went through waters came up to like my tires,” Lori Delbridge added.

Victims who were rescued on the Berlin Street ramp in Springfield were housed in a local church until the storm passed and their cars were pulled from the water.

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