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Vinton native rescued in Louisiana flood

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Already 11 people have died and now, firefighters are going door-to-door in Louisiana to check on people.

Candice Moffitt, a Vinton native, is one of those who was rescued.

She came back to Iowa to figure out what's the next step for her family.

"I thought it was a dream. I did not realize it was going to get that bad," Moffitt says. 

At first, her two kids and fiance had fun playing in the rain, but things changed.

"It went from, 'This is fun,' to 'We need to get out of here,' just like the snap of a finger," Moffitt says. "The first floor of my house was completely flooded. The washer and dryer were floating around."

A rescue boat brought Moffitt's family from their flooded home to safety.

Moffitt's dad then drove almost 14 hours from Iowa to pick up her family and bring them to Urbana.

Moffitt and her family are on their way back to Louisiana today.

They're borrowing the family camper. They'll be living out of that for as long as needed. 

Moffitt's sister made a gofundme page for the family. If you would like to help them out, click here

Moffitt says Iowans need to be aware of what's going on in Louisiana. She says any help would be appreciated. 

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