WASHINGTON (AP) - The brother of a woman who died in a flash flood in Ellicott City, Maryland, says his wife and two other relatives were with her at the time but survived the ordeal.
Curtis Brubaker of Dover, Pennsylvania, said Monday that his sister Jessica Watsula left her 10-year-old daughter Sarah with him Saturday while she went to dinner with Brubaker's wife, his mother-in-law and his sister-in-law.
Brubaker says his wife Christina told him the women left the restaurant during a downpour, and got into Watsula's compact car.
He says the car was hit by a wave that pushed it down the road, and the women climbed out but soon lost track of each other.
He says his wife remembers Watsula saying, "God, help us! God, help us!" before she disappeared.