Two people rescued from submerged cars as floodwaters rise; 150,000 still without power

STANWOOD, Wash. -- Emergency responders used a backhoe to rescue one person stuck in a car as floodwaters quickly rose in Snohomish County.

North County Fire and Rescue said they were called Wednesday morning to Marine Drive in Stanwood.

The water rescue team was able to rescue a woman with the help of a city of Stanwood backhoe. It was able to navigate through the rising waters.

Another driver was rescued in the same area overnight, according to Stanwood Mayor Leonard Kelley.

Both drivers were expected to be okay, officials said.

Two other cars (pictured) were submerged at a nearby park and ride.

The rising water was a result of spillover from the Stillaguamish River after several days of drenching rains across the region.

Q13 FOX Meteorologist Tim Joyce said the water level on the Stillaguamish should start to recede throughout the day Wednesday.

More than 93,000  people remained without power Wednesday afternoon.

Puget Sound Energy reported around 45,600 outages. Snohomish County PUD was working to repair transmission lines and estimated about 48,000 outages. There were other smaller outages scattered across the region.

No widespread outages were reported in Seattle and Tacoma.