It has been more than a week since Hurricane Isaac pounded Louisiana and incredible survival stories are still surfacing.
Marvin Anderson, Jr. lives in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana and he started documenting Isaac's arrival before the sun came up on Monday August 27. By 10 a.m. his entire street was flooded. Anderson continued recording cell phone video throughout the morning and then, water started seeping into his home.
"We lost pretty much everything," said Anderson, "But we're still alive and happy to have each other. That's all that matters at a time like this."
With water in his office and his children's bedroom, Anderson says the water was so high it reached his sternum. This is when Anderson and his family begin to worry because none of them know how to swim.
Anderson got his three boys ages 4, 1, and 11 months, along with his mother, father, brother, and girlfriend. They all climbed into the attic and Anderson called 911.
"They had rescue boats outside and next thing we know we're putting three kids and women in the boat and the men around our house were pushing the boat, our neighbor helped push the boat three blocks to rescue," said Anderson.
The boat made it to dry land where buses were taking evacuees to a nearby church. From there, Anderson and his family went to stay with relatives in Houston. They are now in temporary housing on the Louisiana-Mississippi state line.
Anderson says he's calling TV stations around the Southeast to share his story. He wants everyone to see what flood waters can do, since he didn't necessarily believe it until he experienced it firsthand.
Anderson says his family is doing fine and they are getting help from FEMA and other rescue groups.
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