Washington County first responders performed a swift water rescue on Monday as Hurricane Beryl cleared out of the area.

(courtesy Chappell Hill Volunteer Fire Dept.)

According to Washington County EMS Director Kevin Deramus, the operation took place in the 8900 block of Old Chappell Hill Road.  The report was called in just after 3 p.m.

Deramus said the EMS Department worked collaboratively with the Chappell Hill Volunteer Fire Department, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and DPS to rescue two victims whose car was partially submerged.  One of the victims was treated by EMS.

Information on how the vehicle ended up partially submerged was not immediately available. 

Residents are reminded to avoid areas that are flooded, particularly if the water is flowing quickly, and to never attempt to cross through high water or flowing streams. 

Washington County experienced a large amount of rainfall and strong winds on Monday as a result of the storm.  Official readings from the Brenham Water Plant state that the city received 2.77 inches of rain.

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