Two people were rescued from Volga River floodwaters in northeast Iowa’s Fayette County Thursday.
Both rescues occurred around 4 p.m. in an area along Highway 93 between the towns of Sumner and Fayette.
Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies were first called to the area on the report that a motorist tried to drive through water over the highway and the vehicle stalled. Deputies and others were able to rescue the motorist, identified as 24-year-old Deangelo Bivins of Westgate.
Deputies then noticed a woman and two dogs were stranded in a nearby home that was surrounded by water that was beginning to enter the home.
A 500 gallon LP tank was floating toward to home as well. Maynard firefighters helped deputies rescue the woman and her pets. No one was injured.