There is nothing standing between the water and the people who live at Eagle Lake except sandbags and a crew of eight prison workers from the Issaquena County Correctional Facility.
The area has been under a mandatory evacuation order for the last three months. Authorities say many have nowhere else to go. A number of residents are elderly and poor.
Fire Chief Earl Wallace says it’s like fighting wildfires except it is water.
WJTV 12’s Jade Bulecza talked to folks working hard to keep the water at bay.