As one Cache family weathered the storm they were convinced their family dog died.
The Watson family did not have enough time to grab Gretel, who was in a kennel, before they escaped their home.
The water rising around their home was the most they had seen in their 30 years of residence.
They found Gretel standing on a car.
"She had crawled out of her kennel," Jan Watson said. "[She] bent it open enough to get out and she was standing on top of my '65 Mustang convertible."
This was not the first time Gretel escaped her kennel, but it worked out in her favor.
"She is sort of an escape artist anyway," Watson said.