Transcript for Elevated Flooding Risk in Multiple States
And now we turn to those floods all around this country and parts of the northeast. 6 inches fell over a few hours today. Cars were up to their visors in water. Drivers were riding the rapids just to get home. At one point today, as many as 17 states were threatened by floods, and we'll show you how little it takes to set it afloat. Ginger zee is in the flood zone. Reporter: The downpours burying parts of the mid-atlantic and northeast in feet of water. As the morning commute in philadelphia became a dangerous washout. Flash flooding swallowing cars and roads in delaware. Submerging almost everything in southern new jersey. This car back, it was a pretty good flood. Reporter: That is just the top of a car. In less than four hours, some places in pennsylvania and new jersey had more than six and a half inches of rain. A whole lot very fast, but just as fast as it fell, it went down. Driving in flash flooding can be deadly. Consider this, in just 6 inches of water you can lose control of your car. More than a foot, you can float. And at 24 inches, your car can literally be swept away. Oh, my god. Those poor people. Reporter: That's what happened in colorado last week. Watch the cars tossed and racing out of control in the flood waters. This is the most terrifying thing I have ever seen. Reporter: Colorado got hit again last night, more than an inch in just 15 minutes. A 17-year-old girl was killed when she was washed away in the storm. Tonight a new concern, the flash floods may have washed in a tetanus bacteria. There's now a push to get volunteers and everyone else vaccina vaccinated. The flooding rains will hone nont soggy southeast. The areas in red getting 2 to 3 inches. Ginger zee, abc news.
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