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Floods threaten Madison Parish home

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MADISON PARISH, LA. (KNOE 8 News) - Rising flood waters threaten to swallow this small Madison Parish home.

Animals are being herded to higher ground, possessions are stacked up under shelter and this family, which has lived here 30 years, finds themselves powerless to save their home.

"Keep us from flooding," flooded resident, Robin Tillery, said. "I understand. I feel sorry for all the other folks that are flooding but, as well, we need help too."

Tillery, her husband and two small children called the Madison Parish Police Jury all Thursday morning, helpless to stop their driveway and front yard from becoming a miniature lake.

"Picking up everything that's floating off, trying to get everything up to a higher ground," Tillery said.

They're fighting to save their house and the more than 20 animals in their care.

"We have puppies that are on 12-inch palettes," said Tillery. "They can't get out of their houses. We got them up off the ground. They're just waiting for the water to go down."

The family said this flooding is a drainage problem, a problem that the parish can help solve.

"We need help," Tillery said. "We need sand."

Parish officials did respond with sandbags just after 12:30 p.m. and the recovery began.

Like so many other victims of the heavy rains, they will salvage what they can and hope the floods don't come again.

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