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Police Rescue Mother, Baby From Car Roof During Flash Flooding

(credit: Long Branch Police Department)

(credit: Long Branch Police Department)

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LONG BRANCH, N.J., (CBS) – Police rescued a mother and her baby from a car roof during flash flooding in Monmouth County Tuesday morning.

According to Long Branch Police Department’s facebook page, a woman’s car was stuck in flood water at the Elberon train trestle in Long Branch. She climbed the roof of her vehicle with her baby.

Police say under the supervision of Sergeant Frank Passantino, officers Thomas Hueston and Cesare Simonelli rescued the woman as Corporal Michael Vogler saved the baby.

Severe storms are causing minor flooding problems that have delayed SEPTA trains in Philadelphia and prompted a tornado warning in at least one southeastern Pennsylvania county and one county in Delaware (see related story).

Multiple outages throughout Delaware, NJ and the Philadelphia area were also reported.