It doesn't happen often, but if it rains hard enough, Winchester's streets become streams and roads become rivers.
Several people may be considering themselves lucky, including a ten-year-old girl who was swept into Town Run briefly.
As the saying goes, the rains came down and the floods came up. That's exactly what happened in Winchester Wednesday afternoon. As a result, the Winchester police department was on high alert.
Sergeant Mark Lahman with Winchester Police explained, "It was between 1:30 and 2 o'clock, and this ten-year-old juvenile and two of her friends had gone down to the town run."
As town run came out of its banks, those along the channel running through Winchester ran into trouble.
"One girl actually, at some point, got into the flow of the water and it took her downstream about three or four blocks and she was able to grasp onto a tree limb and pull herself out," continued Lahman.
The rain wasn't the only problem in Winchester. Strong winds brought more trees down across town.
Jenna Stanton explained, "I was at a friend's house, and I came home and it was down on the house. We just called people and everyone showed up."
It's a scene that many have gotten used to dealing with after several weeks of severe weather. When it comes to heavy rain, though, the police warn parents to keep their kids and cars out of the water.
The Winchester Police Department said incidents of people being swept into Town Run don't happen very often. Residents along Town Run say the water rarely gets as high as it did Wednesday.
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