Rain, high water lead to street rescues
More rain Saturday night in a city that has already had its share of rain led to rising waters and rescues from stalled cars.
D.C. firefighters in rubber boots, and deploying a rubber boat in one case, helped extricate occupants of cars from low-lying spots on two major thoroughfares.
One rescue came in the 600 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE, where the road passes beneath railroad and Metro tracks, the fire department said.
A flat-bottomed rubber boat was deployed in that incident.
In the second incident, firefighters went to the aid of occupants of a vehicle in high water in the underpass on 16th Street NW below Scott Circle.
About a half-inch of rain fell at Reagan National Airport for a brief period between 8 and 9 p.m., official figures showed.