Large pieces of sopping wet carpet, a car that has been through the ringer, and items that were once keepsakes are now trash for Alabaster resident Zack McCombs and his family.
"After a while it got up to two feet high and I really couldn't do anything and I didn't know what to do," said Mccombs.
McCombs tried to stop the water from filling up his basement by shoving sheets and blankets under the doors, all the while trying to save what he could downstairs.
"Watching this water rise up and the last thing I knew was my cat was downstairs. I never saw her go upstairs," said McCombs.
Luckily, McCombs' cat was hiding upstairs and unharmed.
Unfortunately, the same can't be said for neighbor Joseph Gates. His 12-year-old lab drowned in the flood in the downstairs of his house. Along with losing his dog he now has to deal with the cost and cleanup in his basement.
"My basement had about 40 inches of water in it," said Gates.
Now, neighbors are sifting through and drying out what they can and wondering if this could happen again.
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