Jourdan River Shores residents were scrambling Friday morning as Hancock County's Jourdan River breached banks overnight.
The river rose faster than anyone could have imagined; engulfing the community after only a few hours.
"You try to do what you can ahead of time, but nobody was ready for this one," said Scott Scharfenstein.
As water spilled over the banks, residents were seen moving belongings to higher ground underneath their home.
"I probably have more stuff downstairs than most," said Scharfenstein. "It is not fun."
Residents are on alert, expecting the river to rise even more during high tide.
"You can't really figure out where the river ends and the land is anymore," said Toni Regula.