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Flooding impact Chesterfield apartment community

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Chesterfield Police warned residents to avoid the area of Amster Road and Starview Court due to severe flooding.

Police confirmed that officers, along with Chesterfield Fire and EMS shut down the area Tuesday night and checked on affected community members.

Chesterfield Fire and EMS spokesperson Lt. Jason Elmore said the flooding includes areas around Cloverleaf Lake Apartments.

Crews assisted some residents who were stuck in high water while inside their vehicles, as well as assisting some residents from their apartments.

There were also numerous reports of flooding on Richmond’s southside Tuesday evening. A woman was rescued from her Lexus, when the vehicle went off the side of the road and got stuck in water six to eight feet deep on Kendall Avenue.

Kim Carter said water started pouring into her passenger side door.

“My car started tilting to the side. I realized I’m about to die. I didn’t realize the water was deeper than I thought it was,” she said.

Officials also rescued a man from his vehicle from flooded waters at Bainbridge and 20th Street in South Richmond.

Safety experts advise to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.” That means avoid driving or walking through flooded areas.

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