Several people rescued from flooding in Livermore

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Severe flooding created a scary situation in Livermore as firefighters rescued several people from their cars. (KGO-TV)

Severe flooding created a scary situation in Livermore as firefighters rescued several people from their cars near Las Positas College overnight.

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Firefighters said they rescued nine people -- seven of them from their cars and two from flooded buildings.

"It was scary. The water came in fast, extremely fast. I mean, we were looking at in the parking lot and before you knew it there was a little bit coming under the door. Before we looked again, we were trying to start moving furniture up and the water was just gushing underneath," said Silvia Martinez, flood victim.

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The fire chief on scene said he had never seen anything like it.

At this point, they think a culvert must have been blocked and water from two nearby creeks spilled over into this area. No injuries have been reported and the water has subsided.

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