3 special needs students, 2 adults rescued from flooded school bus in Venice

Posted at 8:28 AM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 17:31:46-04

Three special needs students and two adults were rescued from a school bus that was taking on water in Venice on Monday morning. 

Venice Police responded to the scene and assisted in rescuing everyone aboard the bus. 

Sgt. Ron Perisho says the incident happened in the 700 block of E Venice Avenue shortly after 7 a.m.

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The students are all in high school and are reportedly okay. 



This comes as other families in the area were dealing with six inches of water in their homes.

Areas of Venice near Flamingo and Gardenia as well as Hibiscus and Villas saw street flooding Monday morning.

Bo Nepip got the call no landlord ever wants to get: his rental property was flooded.

"He said Bo, you've got a few inches of water in your apartment," Nepip told ABC Action News. "I said, you've got to be kidding me!"

Nepip was loading sandbags Monday afternoon. The City of Venice provided sandbag filling stations for residents this morning.

Venice got about five inches of rain in 48 hours, according to the City of Venice Facebook Page.

Residents are being encouraged to limit toilet flushes, the city said.

Some parks and beaches will be closed until at least Wednesday, city officials said.