They were not successful, as the water level rose from three feet early morning Aug. 13 to an excess of five feet by the end of the day. It was then when her brothers and father decided to leave the house for the safety of Amite Baptist Church, where Luce’s father is the pastor.
Luce said they opened the church as a shelter, but they had to be rescued there.
Luce said the family lost “over 90 percent.”
“We’ve tried to save some clothes, pots and pans, some things we could salvage; pictures and memories,” Luce said. “We’re safe. I’m thankful for that.”
Luce was able to get back to Cedarville with a college friend. She said her mother was going to follow them up, but the car was damaged in the flood.
They are doubtful the house will be salvaged, nor their car that was parked in their driveway.
“I hadn’t seen the sun until I came north to Ohio for school,” Luce said. “It was refreshing to see the sun and not get rained on all day.”
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