The mother of U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., was rescued from a vehicle in a rising creek in east Louisville, according to his office.

The National Weather Service had issued a flash flood warning Tuesday morning and several roads in downtown and nearby the University of Louisville were closed. Edna Yarmuth, 85, was found in her car off Brownsboro Road after a three car accident. She was rescued by firefighters who pulled her from the vehicle, which had gone into the creek.

From Yarmuth’s office:

“Our mother is doing fine after today’s accident. Thankfully she was wearing her seat belt and has only minor injuries. She is in good spirits and will be home soon.

We want to thank the Harrods Creek, Worthington, and St. Matthews fire departments, as well as Metro Police and EMS, for their exceptional rescue efforts. We also want to thank all those at University Hospital, who are providing my mother with expert care.”

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