Sacramento firefighters rescue dozens of people from floodwaters

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The Latest – Monday, Oct. 25

10:50 a.m.

The Sacramento Fire Department said 14 unhoused people were rescued from the area of Pell Drive and Pell Circle after the area flooded.

Along Du Bois Avenue in North Sacramento, fire officials said the American Red Cross stepped in after 10 residents had to be helped out of two flooded homes Sunday night.

Original story below:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The Sacramento Fire Department said they are helping an unknown number of homeless people to higher ground due to flooding.

According to the department, a power outage near Pell Drive and Pell Circle caused sump pumps to shut down, leading to homeless people being submerged in waist-high water. 

The heavy rainfall also led the city to ask residents to not drive until 4 a.m. Monday as some roads are flooded.

This is a developing story. 

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