Elderly Man Rescued From Floodwaters in Santa Barbara

An elderly man was rescued after flood waters submerged his vehicle on Monday, January 9, in Santa Barbara, California.

Video recorded by Nancy Weiss shows the man being piggybacked to safety while rapid flood waters carry debris through the street.

The National Weather Service said a storm would “batter” southwest California through January 10 and urged people to avoid driving. Credit: Nancy Weiss via Storyful

Video transcript

[BIRDS CHIRPING]

[CHATTER]

[SENSOR BEEPING]

[CHATTER]