Swift water rescue searching for 2 swept away in Charlottesville

May 31, 2018 - Swift-water rescue teams are looking for two people who went missing on a flooded road in Albemarle County, Virginia.

A man and a woman were last seen in the water last night as their Silver Toyota Prius was swept away in a flash flood where a rural road crosses Ivy Creek. A second vehicle also was swept away, but its driver was rescued.

The Regional Emergency Operations Center has been activated and a second swift water rescue team from Harrisonburg has responded and is on standby after a request for assistance was made to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. 

Emergency officials warn --- do not drive on roads where floodwaters are deep enough to obscure the yellow lines.  "Don't drown, turn around."

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