Raw video: Water rescue in Phoenix

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PHOENIX -- Firefighters rescued the driver of a Toyota Prius on Monday morning after his car got trapped in a flooded wash.

It happened at 7th Avenue and Coral Gables Drive in North Phoenix. That is just south of Greenway Parkway next to Moon Valley Park.

It's an area that usually floods when it rains.

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Firefighters get multiple calls for water rescues

PHOENIX (AP) -- Firefighters in Phoenix-area cities were dispatched on multiple calls for water rescues during Monday's flooding.

Phoenix Fire Department Capt. Ruben Saavedra says firefighters in Phoenix and numerous other jurisdictions served by a joint dispatching system were sent on 18 calls for water rescues.

However, Saavedra says he can't immediately confirm how many rescues were actually performed. He says that's because some stranded motorists leave their vehicles and make it to dry ground on their own.

Saavedra says there were no reports of injuries.

In Phoenix, a state Department of Public Safety officer used the rooftop of his SUV to ferry three people to safety after their vehicles got stuck in high water on Interstate 10 at 43rd Avenue.

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