Man survives Tennessee flooding by riding it out in mobile home

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WAVERLY, Tenn. — Among the idiosyncratic stories of endurance successful Waverly, Tennessee, is simply a 90-year-old antheral who says he had nary prime but to enactment successful his mobile home, facing an ever-increasing menace of drowning from the caller floodwaters.

At 1 point, Buddy McNabb said helium didn't deliberation helium was going to marque it retired of his mobile location alive.

"That aged trailer is older than dirt. It’s a 1977 model,” McNabb said.

As the waters started to rise, helium looked retired his room window.

"The archetypal happening that went was my car, sitting close here," McNabb said, pointing outside.

With nary mode to leave, McNabb says helium had thing to bash but wait, watch, and pray. That's erstwhile helium says helium felt a abrupt question of calm.

"I felt similar astir apt I was relaxing due to the fact that I was fixin' to die, but each of the abrupt the h2o got up to close determination [on his chest], it stayed determination possibly 5 minutes, and past it started going down," McNabb said.

Some whitethorn telephone it nature, but McNabb calls it a miracle.

"I'm a very, precise blessed, wore-out aged man, that’s what it amounts to," McNabb said.

McNabb precocious published a book, "To Hell and Back successful a Bottle," the proceeds of which spell to assistance the mediocre and the homeless.

This communicative was primitively published by Jason Lamb astatine WTVF.

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