PHOTO: Rising waters from the San Diego River flooded some parts of San Diego. (Photo via Flickr/Aaron Fulkerson)
Dozens of guests were rescued from the Premier Inns Mission Valley Hotel in San Diego Tuesday after fast-moving floodwaters knocked out power and surrounded the hotel.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, a total of 65 people and three pets were assisted out of the hotel by lifeguards after several feet of San Diego River water entered the three-story hotel's parking lot and lobby.
Farther east, the Handlery Hotel San Diego also lost power Monday night and experienced flooding.
"At 6:30 this morning, water was all the way up to the sides of the building. It looked several inches deep," guest Jennifer Gordon told the Union-Tribune.
The flooding in places throughout San Diego was brought on by heavy rainfall that was expected to bring the San Diego River to its third-highest flood level since record keeping began, according to the National Weather Service.
The rain was heavy enough to prompt SeaWorld San Diego to close Monday.
San Diego's Petco Park was also flooded by the rain. However, ABC 10 reported officials don't believe the flooding caused any damage and said the park should be ready to go for this month's World Baseball Classic.