The death toll is now up to seven after days of historic floods that many were unprepared for.
At least 20,000 people were rescued, but 40,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed by the still rising water.
“A lot of people– the water’s up to their roof. So I just have to be thankful for what we do have and what we were able to save,” survivor Lindsay Ragin says.
What took just days to destroy will take months to recover in a community coming together to rebuild.
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