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Cataula Family picking up pieces after losing home and truck in flash flood

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CATAULA, GA (WTVM) - The heavy rain over the last week is leaving lasting impacts for some people in the Chattahoochee Valley. 

The Page Family, who lives in Cataula, is picking up the pieces after losing almost everything to last week’s flash floods.

“When I got up, I knew it was going to be a bad storm, we’ve had storms before, and I saw my front yard several times underwater, but never did I think it would rise the way it did,” said Randall Page, who lives in a home along Holland Road.

According to Holland, Wednesday, May 23, the heavy rain would rise at least three feet in his home.

His quick thinking allowed him to rescue their two beloved dogs, one struggling to stay afloat in the rising flood waters, the other hiding underneath a bed, but nearly everything else would be a total loss.

“Realization took a while to set in, thankfully we’ve had a lot of help from churches and people in the community,” said the wife of Randall, Patricia Page.

With no insurance, The Page Family says they are remaining hopeful as they begin to piece their lives back together. 

“I can understand how people get discouraged in this situation and don’t know where to go, we just keep knowing tomorrow night be a better place,” said Randall Page.

The couple also lost a truck due to flood damage. They are currently staying with a relative.

The Red Cross is providing some assistance to the Page Family.

A neighbor has started a GoFundMe account in relief efforts. If you are interested in helping this family out, click here.  

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