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Flooded-Out Meramec River Forced Woman On Top of Her Car

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Flooding along the Meramec River caused a woman to require rescuing from the top of her car in Franklin County on March 19, 2013. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Flooding along the Meramec River caused a woman to require rescuing from the top of her car in Franklin County on March 19, 2013. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

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MOSELLE, Mo. (AP) – An eastern Missouri woman is OK after being rescued from the hood of her car on a flooded road.

The water rescue happened Tuesday morning near Moselle in Franklin County. The Washington Missourian reports that rescuers were dispatched at 5:08 a.m. and found a woman on the hood of her car. She had driven into high water over the road and the engine stalled. She used her cell phone to call 911.

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Much of eastern Missouri received 3-5 inches of rain over the weekend, causing flooding.

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