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HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI)-- Rescuers had to save two people from flood waters in Hazelwood Thursday morning.

"We kind of see it every time we get rain,” said Robertson Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Dan Hoguet.  “We have the same situation here on a regular basis."

Both the Robertson and Pattonville Fire Protection Districts made a return visit to the flooded Aubuchon Road near Garner Lane, just before 8:30 a.m.

"One patient started to walk out.  So, our guys got a safety vest on her and brought her out,” he explained.

A second driver, Angela Washington, was on her way to work.

"So then, I noticed a thin layer of rain.  I was thinking, oh it's just a little rain,” she remembered.  “But then as I kept going, it kept getting deeper and deeper.  I tried to back up, and my car went dead.  The water was just coming higher and higher, until I was basically sitting on the dashboard."

From right there, she called 911.  Then, she called in to work.

"Had a few coworkers to have a few prayer warriors pray for me,” she smiled. Washington had suggestions for both drivers and street crews.

"You can't determine how deep the water is.  So if you see a thin layer of water, just don't even go that way,” she warned.  “But, it would have been nice if they had some caution signs up there."

"The county has installed gates,” Hoguet explained.  “They just weren't closed at the time." Still, Washington said she was excited to get a boat ride to safety.

"I was just making jokes and everything by the time I calmed down,” she laughed.  “I'm just happy to be out of it."

While there were no injuries, firefighters stressed that drivers should never drive on roads covered with water.

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