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Family trapped by high water in Roane County

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A woman and her mother were caught by high water while her children were still inside her home.

Erica Conley and her mother went to move her car and high water stopped them from going back to their home.

Her three children were inside of their house alone.

Conley's neighbor jumped into action and waded through the water to rescue the kids inside and returned them safely to their mother.

"I was just praying that he wouldn't fall, and I was just praying they would get through the water okay," she said.

They were all trapped by high water in their yard until the fire department brought them to safety.

She said she kept her cool so she would not scare her kids.

"I was just trying to keep them calm so they wouldn't be frightened," she said.

Conley and her husband said they plan on moving to a new home after this terrifying incident.

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