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Floodwaters Chase Residents From Home In Dale County

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

At 57 Horace Hodges has  never had anything like this happen before.

"I've never been through a flood," said Hodges.

Losing it all in a matter of hours. While the flood in Newton didn't physically move his home, it destroyed everything inside except for a few clothes, and he's pretty certain his home of two years can't be repaired since the water got up to three feet.

"It got over a table inside and ruined my floor," said Hodges.

Hodges is not the only one at Beaver's Pond Mobile Home Park affected. His neighbors suffered as well and like his neighbors Hodges literally had to be rescued in a boat.

"My dog started barking at 3 in the morning and when I came to the front door, there was a boat outside and that's how I got out. It scared me," said Hodges.

Despite the loss Horace Hodges will tell you he is already feeling the Christmas spirit.  Hodges says the Red Cross and his employer have provided food and lodging, help for a man who will not quit.

"I will just get another house and keep on living. This will not get me down," said Hodges.

A soggy week for Dale County. More than 8 inches of rain fell just in the town of Newton.

Dale County reported no injuries in the flood.

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