BOULDER COUNTY - When Huy Lam looks at what's left of his home, he wonders if it will remain standing. Right now, the swollen Lefthand Creek is flowing through his first floor.
"You could see my house. You see that it's getting torn up right there," Lam said.
Lam was home on Wednesday night when the flash flood sirens started blaring. Even though the sirens have sounded before to no avail, Lam says, this time, his wife knew something bad was about to happen.
"She had this intuition. She said she had visions of running out of the house with water," Lam said. "So, she took the out at like 12:00, 12:30 a.m. to a friend's house."
Lam tried to leave a few hours later, but it was already too late.
"I saw water flowing in all this front part. So, at that point, I kind of panicked. I haven't even packed yet cause I thought I was going to get a warning," Lam said.
He started to drive away, but his car succumbed to the water.
"It stalled halfway up and I tried to start it again and I jumped out and by then the water was like up to my knees," Lam said.
He ran to higher ground while his car floated away.
"Left my car there and came out an hour later and the car was already, it's a big Mercedes, and it was already pushed off the driveway over onto the side," Lam said. "It got jammed between two trees."
The street where Lam lives is now part of Left Hand Creek. So, rescuers from Nebraska Task Force One started going from house-to-house to make sure no people or pets were left inside.
"Make sure everybody's out and assist the need for the people around," Eddie Mueller, rescuer, said. "As you can see, people are already trying to get back and walk into the water and making their own path which is very dangerous."
Mueller says the water has receded significantly in 24 hours, but it is still quite fast and dangerous.
"The creek is actually on the other side of this house here and what your standing on is the road," Mueller said. "The road goes right through here where the river went."
As searchers look for any sign or survivors, Lam is still looking for his car.
"I have no idea where the car is, so. Maybe there is like a Mercedes floating up stream somewhere. I don't know maybe its down to Nebraska by now, I don't know where it is," Lam said.
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