Clarke County community recovering from flooding and water rescues

 

Water rescues in Clarke County, Alabama Saturday night as folks in the Fulton community battled flooding.

"I would not have left without them," Stephanie Noble said.

As water rushed into their home, Stephanie and Jason Noble knew they had to get out, but not without their 6 dogs."When we stepped off of our porch it was chest high and I had the dogs like this to keep their heads above water keep them from drowning. It was crazy," the couple said.

The Fulton Fire Rescue squad lifted Stephanie, Jason and their pets out of the rising water and took them to higher ground.

"They had to kind of find the road because it was just water. It was like driving on a lake but the guys know the area so well. We just kind of took it easy and they got us to high ground," Jason said.

Sunday they returned home to take it all in.

Shrubbery uprooted, debris in the front yard, including a boat that doesn't belong to them, not to mention damage from a foot and a half of water inside their home.

"You can see were the mud has dried it was just dark water. It was like you were in a creek," Stephanie said.

As you leave the Nobles' house and head to the center of Fulton, you can see logs from the nearby lumber yard. In the center of Fulton was evidence this small town is resilient. Folks from all over Clarke County brought food and cleaning supplies to what used to be a bank. Jennifer Stephens said it's a testament of what small town life is about.

"If something happens to one of us, it happens to everybody. You're just not alone because everybody loves everybody here in Fulton," Stephens said.

If you would like to lend a helping hand, the Fulton community is in need of cleaning supplies.

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