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Residents in one Elkhart neighborhood forced to evacuate

ELKHART, Ind. -- The Elkhart Fire Department had to rescue several residents and neighbors from homes on Moody Avenue due to rising water levels. 

"Water slowly creeping this way, and it’s getting deep," said Chris Rolland. 

This water is also forcing residents who live on Moody Avenue in Elkhart to evacuate their homes. Thigh deep water covering cars, even creeping into the front yards of the houses. Video showing Elkhart firefighters rescuing neighbors from their homes around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Residents only able to pack what can fit on an inflatable raft. The mandatory evacuation putting some neighbors in panic mode. 

“Packing clothes, packing food, whatever I can, I’m getting out of here," said Chris Roland. 

For the past five years Chris Roland’s called this street home, now he’s not sure he’ll be able to in the future. 

“Everything I have is in there, and the thought of it makes me sick," said Roland.

“I kinda like it, it’s kind of cool," said Emma Chambers.

Next door it’s a lighter mood, but Emma and Grayson’s family is still being forced to evacuate.

“Yeah we’re going to our grandpas," said Chambers. 

This evacuation, an experience shared by all of these neighbors.

"I never seen anything like it," said Chambers. 

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