An elderly man got stuck in his car in his own driveway by a flash flood in Tollhouse earlier today. Local emergency services responded and had to attempt a daring rescue.

I’m sure this isn’t how he expected to spend his New Year’s Day.

The man was just trying to get home on Sunday when the creek he crossed along his driveway was overcome with flash flood waters. We have been experiencing a lot of rain from the winter storm pummeling California and flooding has been a problem over the past few days.

Whatever you wind up doing to help bring in the new year today be safe, be smart, be mindful of your surroundings. Especially in all this weather.