October 7, 2015
The wall of water came and our car stopped. We climbed into another car. Car started to float. We climbed out to top of car just when a log broke out windshield. We jumped on a small building - then a bigger shed - it broke in half just as we all five got on the bigger house. We rode that till it wedged against other houses. Just poured rain all night. We finally broke a window in attic and all got inside. Water as high as the roofs. National Guard picked us up in the morning. What a day. We shall never forget.
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