Dozens pulled from Irma’s floodwaters

ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH/NBC News) – First responders near Orlando rescued dozens of people Monday after heavy rain from Hurricane Irma sent rivers and creeks over their banks.

Forty-five people in Seminole County had to be rescued when the Little Wekiva River overflowed.

“We saw the water coming up. The next thing I knew my car was under water, the next thing I knew everything was under water,” said Angel Hicks.

Rescuers used a kayak to get one woman with mobility issues to dry land. Others were placed onto a high water rig and driven out.

Some of those who were rescued say they’ve never been through flooding like this before. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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