In a photo now seen around the world, a 98-year-old woman sitting on her bed surrounded by four feet of water has been rescued in Kentucky.
Mae Amburgey's granddaughter said her family didn't leave their home because their house had never flooded beyond some water in the basement. Missy Amburgey Crovetti, who lives in Lake County, Illinois, said this time the water rose faster than they were prepared for: "I go, OK, they have to get out of this house."
Cell phone video shows their harrowing escape from the home, swimming through a tough current to where crews waited on boats to rescue them.
"She has lived in that house for 73 years," Crovetti said. "The truth of the matter is it's never going to be the same."
She says floodwaters have since receded from the home. She said her brother is cleaning but it's going to be a long time before they can return.