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Crews rescue people from roof of car swept away by floodwaters in Charles County

The car drove through rushing water on Brandywine Road at Swanson Creek and was submerged in high water.

HUGHESVILLE, Md. — An occupied vehicle was swept away by floodwaters in Hughesville, Md. early Tuesday morning after flooding in the Charles County area overnight Monday.

RELATED: Flood Warning issued for parts of Prince George's County, few more strong to severe storms return Tuesday evening

Maryland State Highway Administration crews saw a car trying to drive through rushing water on Brandywine Road at Swanson Creek around 1:22 a.m. They immediately reported the incident to Charles County dispatchers for help.

Fire and EMS crews, including swift water technicians from Charles, Prince George's, Calvert, and St. Mary's counties responded to the scene. The vehicle was submerged in high water with two people on the roof of the car, officials said.

Because the water current was too dangerous for swift water technicians to conduct a rescue, Tenth District Volunteer Air Boat No. 8 was called to the scene and was able to rescue the pair.

Officials said the car is still in the water.

The driver of the car refused treatment or transport to the hospital, but the female passenger was taken with non-life-threatening injuries for a check-up, officials said.

Charles County officials said a bridge also has damages from the impact of storms and will need repairs before they can reopen the area again.

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Crews rescue people in occupied vehicle swept in floodwater

Parts of the DMV are under Flood Warnings early Tuesday morning after Monday's severe thunderstorms caused flooding, downed trees and scattered power outages.

Multiple water rescues occurred due to the flooding, and more than 13,000 people in the region were affected by power outages throughout the night and into the morning.

RELATED: Watch Live: Severe weather causes power outages, flooding and downed trees in DMV

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