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(Horn Lake, MS) Cleaning floodwater out of your home is never really fun but it's reality for dozens of people in Horn Lake.

“The city gutter at the end of my driveway took me down almost drowned”, said Jenna Pidgette.

Fast and furious, it's not just a movie title, but describes how the storm hit and left many families calling hotels home for the night.

“It was moving so fast there was garbage cans, everything floating by our house”, said one resident.

Even the drive to safety, left some people all washed up, as cars wound up off roads and into ditches

Police shut down roads all along Goodman Road in Horn Lake and Colonial Hills in Southaven in an effort to keep everyone safe.

“It's about the worst I’ve seen it since I've been here”, said Horn Lake Police Chief Darryl Whaley.

Some people were still at work while their homes flooded, but neighbors helped neighbors knowing this is much more than a little water.

“It's like a house fire, you lose everything, the wood smells you get black mold your children can't stay there”, said Pidgette.