Heavy rain Thursday evening in Hudson caused flash flooding that brought down trees, flooded yards, washed away streets, and even trapped a woman in her home.
“Our whole trailer was covered in water. There was no way in and no way out,” said Stacy Hart, who had to be rescued from her home on Legion Road. “It started going past our neighbor’s yard and then over the road. I knew I was stuck."
Firefighters rescued Hart and her two dogs from the home.
Several large trees were brought down, in some cases taking down power lines. On Little Gunpowder Creek Drive, driveways were washed away.
“The creek came up over the road,” said Bob Stanley, who also had a tree come down in his front yard. “That is pretty rare for it to be that bad.”
Some residents had rainfall totals above 4 inches.
“We had railroad ties that were up against the culvert, some were a quarter of a mile down the road,” said one resident. “Mud in yard that has collected. We now have a beach in our yard.”
More storms rolled through Friday afternoon, leading to minor flooding of already saturated yards and streets.
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