As water levels rise in much of North Georgia some families are stranded in their homes. Several roads with standing water are completely washed out making it impossible to leave certain communities. Saturday evening, the Murray County Rescue Team helped one woman out of her home so she could receive her home health care.
Just days ago, the Holcomb family celebrated Christmas at their home in Chatsworth Georgia. Days later, the only way the family can get in and out of their home is by boat. “Our vehicles are trapped. We can't get out. This is our driveway in. No getting in or out. So we are stuck,” said Dana Holcomb.
The family lives along the Conasauga River. After heavy record rainfall over the last few days their home and cars are now submerged. The front yard and driveway sit a pool of water. “My car is half underwater and my husband's work vehicle truck is underwater also. It is kind of scary. I hope insurance will pick up and help towards that.”
They called Murray County rescuers Saturday to help get out of the trailer. A scary situation for Dana’s mother who requires health professionals to come to the home daily for therapy. “They came over with their boats, come over and got me and my mom out of the trailer safely without her being harmed.”
Sunday the family is thankful for no rain, but they know Mother Nature won't stay calm for too long. “Never have we seen it get this flooded. Confident it’s going to go down sometime today. But I am worried about the rain coming in again this week.”
Rain is expected to return to much of the area on Monday. The Northwest Georgia Red Cross is currently operating a shelter in Chattooga County.